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Touch-a-truck extravaganza one highlight of Labor Day weekend
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Jade Henry, left, of Dodge City, and Carly Jo Delzit of Hoisington check out the big machinery at the second annual Touch-a-Truck event in Hoisington. - photo by KAREN LA PIERRE

HOISINGTON — Welcome to the world of the big rigs. Something about large trucks and heavy machinery attracts the old and young alike, eager to see the inner workings.
At the second annual Touch-a-Truck event in Hoisington, 35 trucks filled the parking lot of the Hoisington Activity Center on Saturday. Kids explored a double drum pulling unit, bailer, pumper fire truck, Stieger quad track, police patrol car, Case IH swather, animal control vehicle, ambulance, combine, mini-excavator among others.
Watchers exclaimed “way cool” in excitement during the exhibition of some of the trucks.
Hoisington bustled with activity on Saturday at the 118th annual Labor Day celebration was in full swing on a pleasant, sunny day.
The community was dotted with garage sales and eager bargain hunters, vendors selling food, the babies and princesses dressed in all of their finery.
The activities continue today and tomorrow. Sunday afternoon the demolition derby and evening street dance will keep residents and visitors busy.
Monday starts off with a 5K Run/Walk and one of the largest parades in the area follows at 10:30 a.m. All kinds of activities will occur, a beer identification contest, car judging and the carnival.