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Photos: Cute Kids Get Up Close & Personal with Big Kenton Co. Trucks

Young kids got up and close and personal with some heavy machinery at this week's Touch-a-Truck event at Middlton-Mills Park in Covington.

Kenton County Parks & Recreation and Cub Scouts Pack 808 hosted the event where children could see, touch, sit in, and climb on the type of vehicles they may only be used to in toy form.

"We decided to hold a touch a truck event as part of our spring recruitment program," said Michael Bennett, committee chairperson for Cub Scout Pack 808 based at St. Cecelia. "We talked to Steve Trauger from the Kenton County Parks and he agreed to help with the event, so then we contacted as many people with big trucks as we could. We have about 70 scouts right now, and we like to have about 90 to 110."

The trucks included a crane from MC Steel, a police cruiser and evidence van from the Independence Police Department, a bucket truck from Merkle Tree, some heavy equipment from Art's Rental, a recycling and garbage truck from Rumpke, a big truck from Sunbelt, and a dump truck and excavator from Kenton County Public Works.

"We would like to see this event be annual, even if the Cub Scouts don't do it," said Steve Trauger, Programs Coordinator for the Kenton County Parks. "I think the interest is definitely there."

RCN's Patricia A. Scheyer snapped these pics:

Slideshow Images & Captions: 
Tyler Wenz, 5, from Taylor Mill