Touch a Truck Northwoods enjoyed by all

A young driver tests out the Lakeland Disposal mini garbage truck while others check out the largers trucks at the Touch a Truck Northwoods event held Aug. 7 in Sayner.

Many families enjoyed the Plum Lake Library's Touch A Truck Northwoods event held on the library grounds in Sayner on Aug. 7. This free event was made possible by the participation of generous businesses and organizations from around the area that brought their vehicles for kids to climb into the driver's seat and see up close. Lakeland Disposal and Recycling even brought a mini-garbage truck that kids could drive while picking up trash along their challenge course.

Donations of raffle items were given by Ace Hardware of Woodruff and other local families. The library had children's books and snacks for sale along with a quilt raffle, with all proceeds going to support the library.

There were a variety of truck-related activities for kids and many free door prizes were given away. Kids were invited to try the book stacking challenge and to read a book in the loader bucket. Many children designed a truck for the "Decorate A Truck" contest, with the winner of people's choice being Connor Nugent, who received a remote control jeep as the prize.

The library wishes to thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals for taking the time to attend the event with their vehicles: Klessig Tree Service, Adamovich Excavating, Northern Lakes Concrete, Plum Lake Fire Department, Plum Lake Ambulance, Wisconsin Spudmobile, Lakeland Disposal and Recycling, Nortech Marine, Marc Marszalek, Jimmy Mortag and the Town of Plum Lake. With the overwhelming positive response, the library plans to hold the event again next year.