Touch a Truck

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The Chestnut Street School welcomed various local community trucks for a larger than life “Touch-a-Truck” event on May 8.

Organized by parent Christine Simmons, trucks from the Sanitary District No. 6, the West Hempstead Fire Department, the police department and the Town of Hempstead Highway Department provided a show-and-tell for kindergarten students. Various large trucks and automobiles formed a circle in the parking lot for students to explore. 

Students had the opportunity to look, touch and sit in a fire ladder truck, an ambulance, a pay loader, a sanitation truck and a police car. Some of the professionals also showcased their tools of the trade, such as a full fireman outfit, a stretcher and various tools.

“We greatly appreciate the local organizations for taking the time to visit our students with such a unique activity,” said Principal Faith Tripp. “Thank you to Mrs. Simmons for her organization and planning of the event.”