NORTH HAVEN — Local youngsters, and the young at heart, had fun with some big trucks — and other vehicles — last week as the third annual Touch-a-Truck event benefiting Special Olympics rolled into a parking lot on Universal Drive.
The event allowed attendees to get up close to a variety of vehicles, including fire trucks and police cars.
Sharon Rozum, senior director of partnerships and corporate relations at Special Olympics of Connecticut, was very pleased with the turnout at the Touch-a-Truck, which was held in the lot next to Chik-Fil-A.
“We reached out to members of the community like the North Haven Fire Department, town Public Works, Branford Police Department and North Haven Police Department,” said Rozum during the Aug. 15 event. “Everyone is here to celebrate, so that the kids can touch the trucks.”
Chick-Fil-A donated $1 of every cookie sold throughout the day as well as 20 percent of all inside store sales during the event.
Also, people donating money during the Touch-a-Truck were given a sticker to place on a police cruiser.
“It’s a great event to get out to the community. Special Olympics is a worthy cause and we support everything about it,” North Haven Police Officer Matthew Falcon said. “We will do whatever is needed for the Special Olympics.”
Falcon was joined at the event by fellow North
Haven Police Department Officer Marcus Artaiz and K9 Taro.