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Truck touch on tap

Highlands Today staff report Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 11, 2013 at 09:04 PM

The Rotary Club of Sebring and Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240 will hold its "Touch a Truck, Touch a Plane" event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sebring Regional Airport.

This family-friendly event gives kids the opportunity to climb on, get in, blow horns and get familiar with a multitude of trucks representing a broad spectrum of agriculture, commercial, industrial and first responder vehicles from around Highlands County.

Additionally, a group of privately owned airplanes from members of EA Chapter 1240 will be on display, giving those attending the opportunity to climb in and become familiar with this segment of aviation, which varies from small, home-built planes to twin-engine aircraft designed for long-range travel.

The event will include a bounce house, clowns, face painting, a police dog demonstration and other activities. Participating organizations include the Sebring High School Interact Club and South Florida State College.

Admission is $5 per person, with $20 for a family up to 6.

Admission includes a hot dog and drink for each child. Other food will be available for a donation of $5 for breakfast and $5 for lunch. Breakfast will be available from the time the gates open until 11 a.m. and lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

All profits from the event are being designated for Champion for Children and EAA youth education activities.