After a long wait due to COVID, the Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation could finally make the kids happy again by putting on their "Touch-a-Truck" event.

Tara Brugger, the community engagement coordinator, touched base with us at the event, noting she loved the turnout from families within the community Thursday afternoon.

As the title of the event suggests, there were plenty of vehicles to be checked out, free hot dogs, chips, and bottled water which, of course, put together, led to many smiles.

Vehicles in attendance included: a fire truck, recycling truck, semi tow truck and police vehicles.

Brugger talks about the energy around the event.

"The kids love it. They run around like crazy to each vehicle. Every vehicle they climb up, they get to sit in it and look at all the stuff inside and just really get to kind of experience it."

Local parent Nicole Buckert spoke about her feelings toward her son getting an opportunity to be in this environment. 

"I think this is a great thing for kids to experience. They get to climb on vehicles that they generally won't ever touch, so I think this is a great thing for the community."

Nicole Buckert and her son IsaiahNicole Buckert and her son Isaiah

Brugger praised everyone who came out to support the event making it a special one.

"Thank you so much to all the great organizations and businesses who volunteered their vehicles, their time and to homestead Co-op for taking care of the barbeque and donating all the food for it."

Tara Brugger rides lawn mowerTara Brugger