Reflecting back on this past weekend, we were really excited to have the opportunity to be a sponsor of the third annual Touch-a-Truck event held at Bridge Point Elementary School in Austin’s Davenport Ranch neighborhood on November 2, 2013. The event’s proceeds benefited the Austin Children’s Shelter, one of Austin’s leading non-profit organizations that protects and heals children, young adults and families in need through emergency shelter care, a teen parent program and transitional living services.
The event began for Thompson Dentistry at approximately 8:30 am in the morning with setting up the sponsor booth, a quick breakfast taco from Texas Honey Ham (another fellow sponsor), and before you knew it, VIP ticket holders began to pour in at 9 am – VIPs had access to free breakfast and an express lane pass to all of the attractions onsite before the event officially began at 10 am.
The entire Bridge Point Elementary School parking lot was taken over by trucks and vehicles of all sizes, anywhere from a Westlake Fire Department truck, to a Hummer limo, a train, and a number of city of Austin vehicles (street sweeper, police cars with sirens that the kids could turn on, ambulance, etc.). A bounce house, petting zoo, and even an alligator were at Touch-a-Truck 2013. Wait, an alligator? Allie the Alligator from Thompson Dentistry was on hand, Dr. Ann Thompson used the tooth brushing puppet to show children the proper way to brush their teeth!
Congratulations to both Gorgeous Millie, a teacher led playgroup located in Davenport Village on 360, and Kristin Shaw of Two Cannoli, as the event organizers for what they were able to bring together, it was an exceptional event!