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Free fun for families at Oregon Park District's Touch-a-Truck and Slam N Jam on June 15

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:56 p.m. CDT
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The Oregon Park District will host its annual Touch a Truck event on Saturday, June 15. The free event will be held in the parking lot of the Blackhawk Center. This photo is from the 2012 event. Photo supplied

Two Oregon Park District events will allow families to have some free fun on Saturday, June 15.

The day starts off with the Touch-a-Truck at the Blackhawk Center parking lot.

This free event will be held from 10 a.m. - noon and features more than 20 different vehicles.

“Check out a fire truck, dump truck, back hoe, squad car, semi truck, combine and so many more interesting vehicles!,” said organizer Debbie Leffelman. “Kids can sit in them, honk the horn, have their picture taken and more. It’s fun for all ages and the little ones will really enjoy riding on the Miracle Express Train which is sponsored by Circle G. Farms and Feed Lots.”

The event is always a popular event for families, Leffelman said.

“This year the Miracle Express Train sponsored by Circle G. Farms and Feed Lots will take young one on laps around the parking lot,” Leffelman said.

Following the Touch-a-Truck, the annual  Slam-N-Jam activities get underway at Oregon Park West.

A bags tournament and sand volleyball tournament will be held. Kids can also jump on the inflatables and take part in a pitch-burst game.

A variety of games including baseball, T-ball and softball catch are available.

Live music by Dave Rudolph will begin at 1 p.m.

The Oregon High School Alumni will also compete against local celebrities during the annual Celebrity Softball Game at 3 p.m.

Food, beverages, and ice cream will be available for purchase.

There are also raffle prizes that visitors can register for and try to win.

All baseball games will be played to celebrate the short life of former park district employee and huge baseball fan, Joseph Kerwin III.

The Miss Mal Volleyball Tournament will also be held in memory of Malorie Zeigler, and all volleyball and concession proceeds will go towards the Malorie Zeigler Scholarship Fund.

Contact the Oregon Park District at 815-732-3101 for more information.

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