Kids of all ages are invited to get up close and personal with all sorts of transportation this Saturday at the Touch-a-Truck fair to benefit Camp Capella.

This is always such a fun event! Kids (and adults) can climb into the cabs of tractor trailer trucks, construction vehicles, police cars, fire and rescue vehicles, and even military vehicles. They'll honk the horns and get the feel for what it must be like to drive them. And there will be operators there to answer their questions. The last time I was at the Touch-a-Truck fair, there was an air-horn war going on between two big rigs. And the kids responsible had the biggest smiles you ever saw!

In addition to all the vehicles, there will be face painting, food, a bounce house, and an ice cream truck. Fun for the whole family! And admission is only $5 per person, or $20 for a group of up to six people. And all the proceeds benefit Camp Capella.

This very special summer camp on Phillips Lake in Dedham offers a full camp experience for children with disabilities. So kids who normally wouldn't get to go on a nature hike because of their wheelchairs, or go fishing or boating can do all of that. In addition, they get to hang out with others their own age who are facing the same types of challenges that they deal with on a daily basis.

The Touch-a-Truck fair will be held Saturday, September 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Speedway 95 on the Odlin Road in Hermon. For more information on the camp, log onto Camp Capella's website. And for more info about the fair, log onto the event page on Facebook.

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