City of Alexandria to Host Award-Winning “Tons of Trucks” Event on July 20

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City of Alexandria to Host Award-Winning "Tons of Trucks" Event on July 20

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2019

The City of Alexandria will host its fifth annual "Tons of Trucks" event on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Chinquapin Park (3210 King St.). This event will occur rain or shine.

Attendees of all ages are invited to explore and get behind the wheel of more than 20 City vehicles, including a fire engine, sheriff's car, front-end loader, dump truck, bucket truck, police car, trash truck, sewer truck, vacuum truck, bus and more. Meet the staff who help build, maintain, serve and protect the community and learn about the vehicles they use. Other activities include an art project with the City's Mobile Art Lab, book readings, giveaways, photo opportunities, and food truck vendors.

Parking is available at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.), First Baptist Church (2932 King St.), and along the southbound side of King Street in front of the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility. The admission fee is $5 per person or $15 per family of four. Tickets are available for advance online purchase until noon on Friday, July 19, and at the event.

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For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodations, contact or call 703.746.5457, Virginia Relay 711.

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