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'Touch a Truck' event puts tots in tanker trucks

A special event called "Touch a Truck" gave kids the chance to experience their favorite big vehicles in person.

San Antonio — A community fundraising event in Stone Oak gave kids an experience they'll likely never forget.

The third annual Touch a Truck event brought hundreds to the parking lot of the Crown of Life Preschool on Saturday afternoon.

Kids from all around San Antonio got a chance to explore emergency vehicles and large trucks.

“We have over 40 trucks here that children of all ages can see and touch and honk the horns as you can see,” said Diane Dillow, the director of the Crown of Life Preschool.

The event was just as cool for the parents as it was for the kids.

“I love children, and just to see all the smiles on their faces, and the parents are smiling too. It’s just a great family event that makes your heart feel happy and glad.” Dillow said.

The crowd favorite out of all the trucks was an armored FBI vehicle. Its formal name is the Lanco Bearcat. The agents say it’s used in high-threat situations across South Texas and it was even used in the mission against the Austin bomber last month.

“It’s cool having the kids come out and see what we’re able to do because not everyone gets to see these every day,” FBI Special Agent David Rivera said.

KENS 5 even joined in on the fun, bringing out one of our satellite trucks for kids to explore and see themselves through our fancy news cameras.

“It’s a great sensory experience to be able to climb into the truck and just to be able to talk to some of the servicemen, it’s really neat” one mother told KENS 5.

Organizers plan to use proceeds from the event to build a reading nook for the students and kickstart some outdoor learning projects.