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Dozens Attend 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event In Morgantown

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MORGANTOWN - Children of all ages came to the WVU Coliseum on Saturday for the 5th annual Touch-A-Truck event.

Organizers said the interactive event is the perfect opportunity for kids and community members to come out and experience the daily lives of policemen, firefighters, and other service men and women.

There was a $5 admission fee at the gate and all proceeds went directly toward cancer research.

This year proceeds will support the Elroy C. Henry Endowment Fund, which will benefit research and clinical trials at the WVU Cancer Center. Half of the $25,000 needed to fund the endowment has been raised thus far.

Organizer of the event, Sheila Powell, said it's great to see the community support such a wonderful cause.

"It just shows that people are really good at heart. There truly are kind people in the world and it's definitely a good cause. It affects everybody that is here," said Powell.

Kids had the opportunity to touch and get in fire trucks, police cars, and army vehicles. They were able to honk the horns and pretend they were driving the vehicles themselves.

Kids and their parents were able to climb inside of a Healthnet helicopter and ask questions about what it is used for on a day to day basis.

The Army National Guard was in Morgantown for training and participated in the event as well.

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