Touch a Truck benefit Saturday

by CELIA SHORTT

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Military vehicles like this one will be available for view at the Odyssey School's Touch a Truck event at Ashley Park center Saturday.

Odyssey Charter School’s PTO is bringing its Touch a Truck event back to Newnan this weekend.

It will be held at Ashley Park center off Newnan Crossing Bypass on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot near Firehouse Subs. 

This year, kids will be able to see and touch Newnan and Coweta County police cars and fire trucks, including a SWAT armored vehicle and a Hazmat fire truck. 

Other vehicles scheduled to be there are tow trucks, street sweepers, giant cranes, race cars from Atlanta Motor Speedway and Senoia Raceway, a Post Office truck, a hearse, limos, and a new semi from the Peterbilt dealership. 

There will also be replicas of the Batmobile and Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine.

Coweta County, Newnan and military vehicles are free to touch. Admission for all the others is $3 per person, or $2 person with a non-perishable food item from the Coweta Community Food Pantry.

Children age 2 and under are admitted free. 

All proceeds will benefit the Odyssey School, a free public charter school for grades K-8 located in the Newnan area at Shenandoah Industrial Park.

In addition to Touch a Truck, there will also be an American Red Cross blood drive at the event. Donors will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Lizard Thicket Gift Card. You can sign up to donate at www.redcrossblood.org, using sponsor code: Truck.




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