By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern
Dover Library was the place to be on Thursday afternoon, as another successful Big Truck Day hit the street.
If the lucky kids at the event weren’t playing in the grass or enjoying their complimentary popsicles, they were staring in awe at the exciting lineup of trucks on Dedham Street. The town of Dover definitely showed up in a big way for this event, with a fire truck, ambulance, crane, utility truck, and dump truck ready for the little ones to explore. These kids may not be old enough for a driver’s licenses quite yet, but they had the right attitude sitting proudly behind the wheel (and making for incredible photo-ops for their parents). The kids were also able to check out special tools and functions of the machines, and safely admire just how big they really were, in person.
Though the trucks were obviously awesome, the people behind the vehicles were what really made this event shine. The smiling faces of the representatives from the fire and highway departments made Thursday a wonderful time for everyone, fostering a sense of community and town pride amongst all in attendance. Not only were they happy to answer any questions, but they were excited to show off the "secrets" of the trucks, too.
A special shoutout goes to the fire department, which gave a live demonstration of its ladder for everyone to watch. If touching a fire truck was not wild enough, watching a suited-up firefighter climb fifty feet in the air surely made this an afternoon to remember for the kids; perhaps there were even some future firefighters, EMTs, or crane operators in the crowd!
Overall, a beautiful blue sky and a healthy dose of silliness characterized what was a lovely excursion for local families on this year’s Big Truck Day. As the town of Dover puts another sunny day in the books, families can eagerly look forward to more fun this summer.