Touch a Truck Big Fun for Lake Jackson Community

At Sprint Waste Services, we’re proud of our commercial fleet, so we were especially thrilled to participate last Saturday in one of Lake Jackson’s coolest community events: Touch a Truck. Sponsored annually by the Lake Jackson Parks & Recreation Department, Touch a Truck brings the community to Lake Jackson’s MacLean Park to “explore the world of big trucks,” allowing children and families to see the vehicles up close and interact with drivers, city workers and first responders. 

Each year emergency management vehicles such as fire trucks, police cars and motorcycles, and ambulances, as well as cranes, utility trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks and other large city vehicles are on display. Area companies are also invited to participate, with local food trucks and vendors like Kona Ice and Mama G’s providing food and refreshments.

Many thanks to Sprint Waste driver trainer Joe Zapata who volunteered his time and took our truck—a Kenworth rolloff, as well as a 30-yard container—to the event. “Kids of all ages loved climbing on our big truck and learning about all the controls, and of course we like showcasing the advanced technology and safety features built into all of our vehicles,” Zapata said. “We appreciate the opportunity to be involved with this fun event and especially like getting to know so many other drivers and first responders in Lake Jackson.”

As fun as the trucks are, organizers say the event is also an important way to build relationships and connections with city and commercial workers who serve the area. “We just wanted to provide an opportunity for the people who serve the community and the people who are in the community to come out and meet the people that serve them in a unique way,” said Lake Jackson Marketing and Special Events Coordinator Mallory Doyle.

For more information about Touch a Truck and to stay up to date on future events, click here or like the Lake Jackson Parks & Recreation Facebook page.