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Gunter's Touch-a-Truck event brings out hundreds

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GUNTER, TX-- Hundreds of parents and their children slipped on their rain boots this morning and headed out to Gunter's 3rd annual Touch-a-Truck event.

"We came out to see some trucks and have some fun and feed some animals," Angela Jorrey said.

Rain or shine the Gunter Parks Foundation was determined to make the "Touch-a-Truck" event a success in Gunter Saturday morning.

And as you can see, they did just that.

"What's your favorite one? The big crane," Jorrey's family said.

"The crane, the crane truck. What do they do? Because they hook stuff on to other stuff," Sarah Aleman's family said.

Families lined up to check out the emergency and construction trucks, the helicopter and others.

"It's something we don't see every day. And she's just super excited. We talk about it in our book, so it’s nice to see it come to live," Angela Rodriguez said.

The Gunter Parks Foundation said three years ago they were looking for ways to raise money and bring a little fun to their town.

"We found it in Minnesota, I think it was. Somebody did it, and they raised all kinds of money. So we just thought we were going to try it one time, so it gets better every year," Gunter Parks Foundation Treasurer Rick Cohagan said.

Children honked the horn on electric trucks and climbed on tractors.

Employees from Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative said this experience even shows children what they could be one day when they grow up.

"That's part of the game plan today, for them to come out and say hey I want to do this for a living," Jason Holcomb with Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative said.

Organizers said all the money raised will go towards the Gunter Parks Foundation and maintenance on the town's new park.