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Franklin Library’s touch-a-truck event a huge success

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – Beautiful weather and a variety of trucks were the main attractions at the Franklin Library’s community touch-a-truck event, held May 6 in the parking lot across from the library at 103 Main Street in Franklin.

Nearly 200 attendees had the opportunity to get up close and personal with all types of vehicles including an ambulance, a fire truck and a big farm tractor to name just a few.

“These are always such fun events,” Library Director Will Porter said. “We hosted our very first Touch a Truck at the Main Library way back in 2010 and they’ve just grown from there. Our Franklin Branch has a little more of a space constraint, but the community makes it totally worth it.”

The staff of the Franklin Branch thanks all the wonderful volunteers who made the day possible including the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, The Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad, the Franklin Borough Police, and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. Michael Clint, a resident of Franklin borough, was kind enough to bring a farm tractor as well, which was a big hit.

Franklin Branch staff member April Good said, “It was a great day and the community came out in force to enjoy the beautiful weather and many expressed their appreciation. We are very thankful to the first responders who were able to attend.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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