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Families head to Red Arrow Park for Big Truck Day with firefighters, city employees

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Posted at 1:11 PM, May 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 06:38:14-04

MILWAUKEE — Kids and families were at Red Arrow Park on Saturday for Big Truck Day with City of Milwaukee officials and employees.

At the event, kids could get a close-up look at Milwaukee's city equipment and occupations. The Milwaukee Department of Public Works and Milwaukee Fire Department were there along with a fleet of vehicles and equipment.

Kids were able to sit in the cab of fire trucks and learn more about the equipment through demonstrations from current city employees.

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Families at the event could also take part in free activities, provided by the park, such as coloring books, face painting, bubble art, and a basketball free-throw contest.

The Milwaukee Public Library held a book sale where kids could stock up on summer reads, and food trucks were there with lunch and ice cream for the families.

The event ran from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and Milwaukee Fire Chief Aaron Lipski also in attendance.

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