Almost every child wants to jump into a fire truck and turn on the lights and sirens.

On March 10, some Taylorsville Elementary School students got their chance.

A cold front came blasting through Spencer County, bringing with it frigid temperatures and rain, but luckily, the showers held off just long enough on that Friday morning, allowing TES’s “Touch a Truck” event to take place in the back parking lot of the school.

As part of career week, students and their teachers, along with other school staff, braved the bitter cold to experience the hands-on learning experience the event provided.

Various local trucks were parked outside, allowing students to stop at each station to touch a work truck, and learn about the person/career that the vehicle represented. Each class got an opportunity to speak with everyone stationed in the lot, rotating every 10 minutes to the next one.

The students were able to go inside an ambulance, sit in a police car and fire truck, learn about boat safety, and many more.

On hand were representatives from:

• The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District

• The Taylorsville Police Department

• The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office

• Spencer County Emergency Management Services

• Spencer County Recycling Center

• U-Haul AFM — Frank Nix Flooring

• The Post Office

• Kentucky Utilities (three different trucks)

• Bennett’s Gas

• Moore Outdoor Equipment

• J. Howlers Dog Grooming

• Spencer County Public Schools

The day was so successful, that the school plans on making this an annual event.