The 4th Annual BK Story Voyager Touch-a-Truck had a new location this year. It parked itself in front of MS 577/PS 17 on Roebling between North 5th and North 4th Streets. A new addition: sponsor tables inside the school gates, which broadened their generosity, gave out fun gifts. In addition to allowing kids get behind the wheel of big professional vehicles, there were sweet and healthy treats, face painting, and art activities – and all to support children’s literacy!
This Touch-a-Truck event was once again organized by St. Nicks Alliance to help fund the BK Story Voyager’s operating costs. The journey to inspire North Brooklyn’s children to love books and improve literacy counts on community support to put gas in the tank.
Even though it looked like rain, it didn’t show, but the kids did when they saw the selection of trucks. FDNY sent a ladder truck and an ambulance. Woodhull Hospital sent a mobile unit. National Grid brought a favorite with lots of levers for kids to pull and push. Con Ed brought a huge truck, hats, and a kid-friendly display that taught safety. Other favorites were a bulldozer from Waste Management and a tow truck from Knight’s Collision. If you missed it, don’t worry there will be another one next year!