PARIS — Community Concepts invites the entire community to visit its first Touch-A-Truck event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, 256 Main St.

The event will feature delivery trucks, fire and rescue trucks, a bucket truck and many more vehicles that will be fun for kids and adults alike to explore.

The event will also have a bounce house for kids, a raffle, games, arts and crafts and food. For children who are sensitive to noise, there will be a Quiet Hour from 11 a.m. to noon.

Entry is $5 a family.

“We are looking forward to welcoming a large crowd to our event to check out a huge number and variety of cool cars and trucks,” said Melissa Wakefield, Community Concepts manager of Maine Families Oxford & the Oxford County Child Abuse and Neglect Council.

Community Concepts aims to use the event to raise awareness about its variety of programs, including Head Start Early Learning Centers, home visiting for pregnant women and those with newborns, assistance with weatherization and lead abatement, money management, loans for homes and small business, and opportunities to volunteer as a driver in the transportation program, or get free rides to medical appointments and other life needs.

“We hope the event will serve as a platform to let the community know more about what we do and to further our mission to support and strengthen families in Western Maine,” Community Concepts CEO Shawn Yardley said. “Beyond that, we hope everyone comes out for a great time.”

Community Concepts is a nonprofit organization supporting residents in Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties.


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