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    October 31, 2019

    Smithfield, N.C. -  On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, the Junior Women's League of Smithfield (JWL) will host its fourth annual Touch-A-Truck event, presented by Deacon Jones Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Big rigs, emergency vehicles, construction equipment and many other big machines that make kids of all ages say "whoa!" will be on display from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 200 block of S. Third Street in Downtown Smithfield. Children will have the opportunity to climb in and explore more than seventy vehicles from local emergency responder agencies and businesses while talking to equipment professionals and learning about these machines and their role in the community in the B&G Express, LLC Truck Stop. Bring your appetite, as the Rick Davenport Auto Sales Food Truck Pavilion will include a wide variety of food trucks to satisfy every craving. Families can also enjoy face painting, bounce houses, and special guest appearances!  A horn-free quiet hour will be offered from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. 


    Admission is free, and all-access passes for the Ford Companies Playland, which includes bounce houses, face painting, games, and more will be available for $5. Touch-A-Truck proceeds will benefit My Kid’s Club. “We are excited to be able to expand our location parameters to permit more vehicles this year for Touch-A-Truck. Each year, we strive to continue to make Touch-A-Truck more and more successful,” said Dana Satterfield, Touch-A-Truck Committee Chairwoman.  “We are grateful for all of the truck drivers, sponsors, food vendors, JWL members and community for all of the continued support we receive each year for our fall fundraiser. We look forward to the upcoming years, and continuing to grow Touch-A-Truck!!”


    Touch-A-Truck is sponsored by Deacon Jones Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, B&G Express, LLC, Ford Companies Inc., Rick Davenport Auto Sales, Anchor Disposal, Carly Fogleman Photography, Country Club of Johnston County, Country Superstars 102.3FM, Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation, Green Resource, Johnston County Visitors Bureau, Johnston Health, Mac Jones Construction, LLC, R&R Express and Inflatables, Swift Creek Mini Storage, Wake Family Law Group, Batch, Poore & Williams, PC, Brightleaf Insurance Associates, Clayton Commercial Glazing, Five Points Transport, LLC, Fleet Upfitter & Supply Company, Griffin Exterminating Co, J West Vinyl Siding and Replacement Windows, Johnston Now Magazine, Kuszmaul Construction, Langdon & Company LLP, Law Office of Antoan Whidbee, Law Office of Robin E Strickland, Lee Design Build LLC, Parker Gas Company, Pope Builders, Providence Construction, QuarterHole, Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center-Clayton, Smithfield Parks & Recreation, Suzanne Brewer Photography - Street Team 20, Transource, Inc., Waccamaw Transport, Willowrun Veterinary Hospital, Jeff Navarro, CFP, Edward Jones, Kornegay Family Farms and Produce, Quality Truck Service & Sales, Inc., Rising Tide Building and Renovations, LLC, Amanda Brown Hairstylist, Clayton Pediatric Dentistry, Sami’s Pizza, Streamline Services, Inc., and T.C.P Concrete Construction, Inc.


    Visit www.jwlsmithfield.com for more information. You can also follow the event on Facebook by searching JWL’s 4th Annual Touch-A-Truck. 


    About the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield

    The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JWL’s impact has been significant. Since the league’s establishment in February 2016, JWL has donated $71,000 in donations to Johnston County nonprofit organizations and completed more than 7,600 hours of community service. 


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