The city of Roswell will kick off National Public Works Week with its annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday.
The free event, designed to give children the chance to explore large vehicles in a safe environment, will start at 9 a.m. May 17 at Roswell City Hall.
Touch-A-Truck will feature vehicles used to provide services to Roswell residents, such as street sweepers and sanitation trucks.
The event kicks off a celebration designed to showcase the men and women who work in the city's Public Works/Environmental, Community Development and Transportation departments as part of National Public Works Week.
Designated for May 19-25, the week is sponsored nationally by the American Public Works Association. This year’s theme is “Building for Today. Planning for Tomorrow,” which highlights the quality of life brought to communities around the world.
All events are free and open to the public:
Tuesday, May 20 – Sanitation Truck Rodeo, 7:30 a.m. at 1810 Hembree Road
Sanitation truck drivers and crew showcase their expert maneuvering on a unique course.
Tuesday, May 20 – Forklift Competition, 9 a.m. at 1810 Hembree Road (the Fire, Transportation and Public Works Facility), behind the building.
Employees from Roswell’s Public Works/Environmental and Transportation Departments will test their skills in handling forklift equipment, while being judged on time and accuracy.
Tuesday, May 20 – Trackhoe Competition, 3:30 p.m. at 1810 Hembree Road
Employees from Roswell’s Public Works/Environmental and Transportation Departments will be judged on time and accuracy, as they test their skills in handling trackhoe equipment.
For more information, please call 770.594.6420 or visit www.apwa.net.