The Touch A Truck Event was started six years ago to raise money for a family’s loved one with the Elroy C. Henry Endowment Fund. It was started at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. 100 percent of the proceeds from the event go towards this. All of the money is to go towards cancer research in West Virginia once it reaches the $25,000 point.
Children of all ages were able to sit in, climb, and explore many types of trucks and vehicles.
Owners of Heroes 4 Higher, brought the Batmobile for children to see and afterwards drive the Batmobile, known as the Hopemobile, to the WVU Children’s Hospital. Kids at the hospital were able to play in it and were taught a message about the fight against cancer by Heroes 4 Higher and Morgantown Public Library.
At the event, there was even a special visitor from the city of New York , Ladder 64 Fire Truck, which you may have seen in several TV shows and movies.
George Demchak is a collector of fire trucks and owns 10 of them. You may have seen Ladder 64 in the latest Spiderman movie, ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ starring Ben Stiller, and TV shows such as ‘Law and Order SVU.’
“There’s not too many people that individually own, privately own, their own fire trucks, and not only that, and still it’s in mint condition and everything is operable,” said Demchak.
To keep track of where the Ladder 64 Fire Truck is click here.