Mountain Village hosts ninth annual Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser June 25


Words by Nichole Zangara / Event

Mountain Munchkins Child Care and Preschool will host the ninth annual Touch-A-Truck, a kid-centric fundraising event in which children can touch, climb, explore and sit in the driver’s seat of a variety of vehicles: service vehicles, work equipment, fire trucks, and police cars. Open to the public and organized by Munchkins parents, all proceeds raised will go towards enrichment activities, learning tools and scholarships.

“With more room at the new Carhenge location this year we are excited to bring in even more and even bigger trucks, buses and all-terrain vehicles for kids and adults alike to climb, drive, and take photos in.” said Parent Volunteer Elaine Giuliani. “Besides the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck and front end loader to name a few, kids can ride Comanche the horse. And, for those that are still kids at heart, we are doubling the size of the silent auction this year with fabulous prizes. Even if you cannot attend the event, you can participate by buying a raffle ticket for $10. You could win a two-day Ride Festival ticket or a three-day Blues and Brews pass.”

Touch-A-Truck takes place Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carhenge parking lot (new location) at the base of Chair 7. It is open to the public, and admission is $5 per adult and child. Patrons can also join Munchkins parents and kids for a bake sale for a small additional fee.

“Last year we raised $12,000 with all of the proceeds going towards scholarships, curriculum materials and new playground equipment. This year we are raising money for enrichment activities, learning tools, and scholarships for both our infant/toddler program and preschool,” explained Mountain Munchkins Director Dawn Katz. “We feel so fortunate to have the continued support from the Town of Mountain Village. Their awareness of the importance of high quality early childhood education has made this program possible. We could only hope that other community leaders will adopt this supportive vision.”

Mountain Munchkins is the only childcare and preschool that serves children from infancy until kindergarten. Children are exposed to a wide variety of age-appropriate activities that encourage a lifetime of learning. For additional information about Touch-A-Truck or Mountain Munchkins Child Care and Preschool, contact Katz at (970) 369-6428.

Silent Auction Sneak Peek Items
1. Box Canyon Booties, Two-Day Per Week Session
2. Alyssa Group Yoga Session for Eight
3. Jagged Edge, Two SUP Rentals
4. Telluride Ski & Golf Company, One Round of Golf for Four
5. Telluride Town Park, Family Pool Pass
6. Telluride Yoga Center, Two, Four-Punch Cards
7. Telluride Yoga Festival, Three-Day Namaste Pass
8. WOW Festival, Weekend Pass and T-Shirt
9. Bear Creek Lodge, Two-Night Stay
10. Camels Garden, One-Night Stay
11. Gunnison River Farms, One0Night Stay and Dinner for Four
12. Mountain Lodge at Telluride, Two-Night Stay
13. Town of Mountain Village, Annual North Village Center Parking Pass
14. Telluride Tourism Board, Visitor Guide Ad
15. Telluride Daily Planet, Two Ads
16. Felt, $50 VISA Credit Card
17. Matt Kroll Photography, One Framed Photograph
18. Apotheca, Water Bottle, Lollipops, Juicer
19. Heritage Apparel, Two Sweatshirts
20. Hook on the Wall, Stanley Lunch Box
21. Overland, Pelt/Brush
22. Scarpe, Kids Item
23. Two Skirts
24. Telluride Dental, Complimentary Exam and X-rays, Custom Sport Mouth Guard
25. Aroma Spa, Haircut and Style or Blowout, Skin Care or Body Products
26. Breathe, Mini Facial
27. Franz Klammer Lodge/Himmel Spa, Two 60-minute Massage
28. 221 South Oak, $100 Gift Card
29. Altezza at The Peaks, Lunch for Two and Dinner for Two
30. Bijour Lumiere, Two $100 Gift Cards
31. Brown Bag, $30 Gift Card
32. Brown Dog, $50 Gift Card
33. Last Dollar Saloon, $25 Gift Card
34. The Hotel Telluride’s The Nook, $50 Gift Card
35. Poacher’s Pub, $50 Gift Card
36. Tracks Café & Bar, $75 Gift Card
37. Ah Haa, $50 Gift Card
38. Telluride AIDS Benefit, Two Gold Thursday Tickets
39. Telluride Jazz Festival, Two, Three-Day Pass
40. The Palm Theater, Four Tickets to Cashore Marionettes