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Touch-a-Truck event held in Hoisington
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Taking in the Eagle Med helicopter are Kinley Wilkens, left, daughter of Jake and Karla Wilkens of Hoisington, and Landrie Earnest, daughter of Ashley and Karl Earnest of Topeka. The Touch-a-Truck event in Hoisington Saturday afternoon was a part of the Labor Day celebration. - photo by KAREN LA PIERRE

HOISINGTON — Although the temperature hovered around the century mark on Saturday, children and adults both climbed eagerly into trucks, honking horns and spinning steering wheels to see vehicles they had not seen before. It was all a part of the Hoisington Labor Day weekend celebration on Saturday.
This was the first year for the Touch-a-Truck event, and between 30 and 40 trucks were on exhibit, allowing viewers to see  inside the big trucks. On display was a dump truck, back hoe, concrete truck, military semi trailer, tractor baler, ATVs, front loader, ambulance and more.
Handing out flyers and ear plugs at the free event, City Manager Jonathan Mitchell thought the afternoon was awesome. He said that many communities had begun holding Touch-a-Truck events.
He thanked all of the exhibitors who donated their time and equipment at what was an educational afternoon. Kids were free to ask questions of the exhibitors.
Events still continue today and on Monday in Hoisington.