The Home Building Association of Central Virginia announced on May 12 that it is canceling the 2020 Lynchburg Touch A Truck event due to Covid-19. The HBACV Board of Directors believe that this is in the best interest of the health, welfare, and safety of all involved. The event was scheduled for Sept. 12. The event, which has raised more than $100,000 for Lynchburg-area children’s charities over the past five years, will return in September of 2021.

The annual event draws more than 6,500 people who climb into, touch, engage and enjoy nearly 100 vehicles of all sizes and shapes. After consultation with health officials our board found there was no way to create a safe and sanitized method of holding the event. This is the only decision that ensures the health and safety of our loyal attendees, our exhibitors, our vendors and the scores of volunteers who make the event happen.”

The Lynchburg Touch A Truck began in 2014 and has grown from two dozen vehicles to nearly 100. It is one of the Lynchburg area’s largest family-friendly events. It offers children and parents a hands-on opportunity to explore inside and out the large trucks and machines they see but never get to touch. Created and put together annually by the Home Building Association of Central Virginia and its member companies and sponsors, Lynchburg Touch A Truck allows children to meet the people who build, protect and serve the greater Lynchburg communities. Vehicles displayed include construction trucks, tractors and graders, police, fire and rescue emergency response vehicles, tractor trailers, cranes and lift trucks, utility and speciality trucks, Military vehicles and even a car-crushing monster truck show. The event also features Monster Truck rides, a large Bounce House play area, local mascots and characters, face painters, food trucks and much, much more.

Charities which have benefited from the event include Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia, Brookhill Farms, CASA, Challenged Sports Exchange, Children’s Miracle Network, the Claire Parker Foundation and the Jubilee Family Development Center.

Contact the HBACV to learn how to sponsor or exhibit a vehicle at the event. Links:

http://www.touchatrucklynchburg.com

https://www.facebook.com/TouchATruckLynchburg/