Want to pull a fire truck? Here’s your chance
Lawrenceburg Fire Department is partnering with Special Olympic Indiana- Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties to host the annual Fire Truck Pull Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, at the Hollywood Casino overflow parking lot off U.S. 50 in Greendale.
The Fire Truck Pull is an event for teams 15 or younger to pull a 74,000- pound fire truck, compete with others and raise money to support Special Olympics athletes.
Teams that participate in the pull raise at least $500 through hosting fundraisers, individual pledges, and/or sponsorships.
SOIN-ROD uses the funding to provide year-round sports training and competition to individuals with intellectual disabilities in the community.
Teams registered before Monday, Aug. 15, will receive “official” Fire Truck Pull T-shirts for each member.
Returning for its second year to the event is Touch-A-Truck, which provides the opportunity for kids of all ages to climb, sit in, and have fun in the vehicles of their dreams. Large trucks and heavy equipment from law enforcement, fire departments, military, commercial, construction and industrial companies will be featured.
Both events are free to attend.
Kids 8 and younger also can take a turn trying to pull the fire truck themselves during the free kid truck pull at 9:45 a.m.
For more information, registration and schedule of events, go to www.soindiana-rod.org/ftp.