Touch-a-Truck event puts kids in the driver's seat
"I like ambulances because (they) help people when they get sick," said Jennifer Flores, 6, who made the trip up from Chelmsford, Mass., with her dad to touch a few trucks.
Nashua also showed off plenty of its own big machines to the crowd of kids and parents. The Nashua Police Department brought a command vehicle equipped with computers, surveillance cameras and a microwave and a fridge. The Public Works Department displayed its enormous recycling truck and a shiny bulldozer.
Over at the police command vehicle, the officer in charge explained that the long, black bus was just like a police station on wheels.
"It's a nice family time," said Bob Dorset of Nashua, who had a pack of kids in tow.
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