August 20 2018

20th Burlington Truck Day Set for September

By: Rich Hosford

An annual event beloved by big rig fans both young and old is set to take place in mid-September


Burlington Truck Day will be held on Sunday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Town Common.


Event coordinator Al Fay says this is the 20th year of trucks, tractors and equipment on the common and that, like last year, they are expecting a good turnout by both truck operators and owners as well as eager residents. Fay said he is happy to have such enthusiasm for a community event.


“Burlington has always been very community-minded,” he said. “And where can youngsters get a chance to see this kind of equipment? It draws in hundreds of people and it’s probably the biggest event we have on The Common.”


Fay said the day isn’t just for children.


“Parents are there and putting their kids in the truck but we know it’s really some of the adults who want to get in there,” he said, laughing. “You’ll have a father trying to get his kid into the big seat, and sometimes the kid doesn’t really want to, and it’s really the father who wants to get inside and take a look at it.”


The event is also a way to support local groups. Many of the Adopt-A-Class groups are there as well as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Fay said those groups do a good deal of fundraising during Truck Day.


“It benefits a lot of people,” he said.


This year there will be a special food drive to benefit People Helping People and the Burlington Food Pantry. The DPW will have a truck on hand for a “Fill the Truck” drive with the goal of loading the truck with non-perishable food items and personal hygiene items for the food pantry to help those in need.


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