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Generation Connection joins with Trillium for family fun and “touch a truck”

October 21, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Wendy Gabrek

 

On Saturday, October 1st at Memorial Park in Dundalk, Trillium Ford Shelburne took part in the first annual “Touch a Truck” and Family Fun Festival, hosted by Generation Connection.

The event featured a range of vehicles – from ambulances, to tractors, and even a school bus, as well as two Trillium Ford pickups, a 2017 F-150 and the all-new 2017 F-150 Super Duty.

Participating children were able to get in and out of the vehicles, ask questions about how trucks work, and even climb behind the steering wheel to get a sense of what driving is all about. Inside the pavilion, local magician Steve Baker entertained and a host of local entrepreneurs and artisans sold their wares.

Later in the day, the children took on the Dundalk Fire Department in a tug-of-war, and won! There was also a kickball game (baseball played with a soccer ball), and a charity barbecue, benefitting Generation Connection (GC).

“We would like to thank all the parents and children that attended our very first Family Fun Festival,” said Terry DaSilva, co-founder of GC.

“Although the weather at times was a bit wet, we hope you all enjoyed this new event. Thank you to all the amazing student volunteers. All the hard work is much appreciated. A special thank you to all companies that supplied all the wonderful trucks for the Touch a Truck event. Thank you to the vendors. The vendor products were all fantastic. A huge thank you to all the Generation Connection members for all their hard work in making this such a wonderful event. Let’s hope for better weather next year!” said Lavelle DaSilva.

Generation Connection maintains a focus on the needs of the community and its elementary school aged youth. They support a wide range of activities to live up to the name “Generation Connection,” while reaching out to as many members of the community as possible.

“We exist with the support of our community, fundraising events, donations from private citizens and the generosity of local businesses, not to mention the time and dedication of our members. The smiles of our youth make it a worthwhile venture,” said Lavelle.

Some of Generation Connection activities include: Christmas Tree Lighting, Easter Egg Hunt, Dundalk Recreation Weekend, tug of war events, public swimming, hayrides and youth dances.

         

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