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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Join Knoxville Zoo For Touch A Truck Event
Knoxville ZooAugust 24, 2010 - Come out and see trucks as tall as giraffes, as fast as cheetahs, and as strong as elephants during Touch A Truck at Knoxville Zoo on Saturday, August 28, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Visitors can get up close to some impressively big machinery and have the chance to meet the zoo's very own construction character Jack Hammer, who will be on hand to greet visitors and will be available for photos during the event.

Impressively big trucks will be on display throughout the zoo, including a fire engine from the Knoxville Fire Department, Emergency Response vehicles from Knoxville Police Department, Rural Metro and The American Red Cross, a military vehicle from the Tennessee National Guard, and heavy equipment made to move mountains of dirt from Landmark International Trucks and Stowers Machinery.

Personnel from the Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department, Rural Metro, Tennessee National Guard and The American Red Cross will also be on site for the event to answer questions and give visitors a close-up look at their trucks.

Special thanks to the Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee National Guard, Rural Metro, The American Red Cross, Landmark International Trucks and Stowers Machinery.

Touch A Truck is included with general zoo admission. For more information, please visit the zoo's web site at www.knoxville-zoo.org or call the zoo at (865) 637-5331

Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville’s largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392A from Interstate 40, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. Knoxville Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org.
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