(PHOTOS) Touch A Truck 2022 – Decaturish

By Dean Hesse, Contributor

Decatur, Georgia — A wide variety of vehicles and heavy equipment were on hand at the East Lake MARTA Station for people to touch and explore during Decatur’s ever-popular Touch A Truck event on Saturday, March 19.

The event gives children the opportunity to see, touch and explore their favorite trucks or heavy wheeled equipment. The event returned after a two-year hiatus and featured fire trucks, dump trucks, tractors, police cars, motorcycles and bicycles from the City of Decatur and DeKalb County.

A wide variety of vehicles and heavy equipment were on display during Touch A Truck at the East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

People view a 1953 MARTA GMC bus released during Touch A Truck at East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. The bus was operated by the Atlanta Transit Company from 1953 to 1974. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Senior Equipment Operator Hervy Agee looks on as Megan Stadnisky tries out the washdown hose of a DeKalb County Watershed Management water truck during Touch A Truck at East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse

Two-year-old Max O’Day looks out from MARTA’s 1953 GMC bus during Touch A Truck at East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Bus Instructor Delano Robinson walks around one of six new electric buses that have been added to the MARTA fleet during Touch A Truck at the East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse .

Detective Michael Pullom gives three-year-old Felix Robinson a tour of the MARTA Police Department’s BearCat SWAT Tactical Vehicle during Touch A Truck at East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Driver Engineer Thomas Edwards of DeKalb Fire Rescue Company 1 looks on as his fellow crew members do tours of their pump during Touch A Truck at East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Decatur Fire Rescue FAO Andrew Abbasi gives a tour of the department’s 100-foot aerial ladder during Touch A Truck at East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Four-year-old Noah Borell explores a Decatur City Police cruiser with his mother Ng Borell during Touch A Truck at the East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Nine-year-old Chase Barnes smiles at his grandmother as he sits on Horace Hightower’s Slingshot three-wheeled motorcycle during Touch A Truck at East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Automotive Technician Corey Brown pulls out a MARTA lowboy for Touch A Truck at the East Lake MARTA station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

People check out a piece of the City of Decatur’s excavation equipment during Touch A Truck at the East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Operator Cornell Grant poses with the Decatur City Snow Plow during Touch A Truck at the East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

MARTA Police pull out their BearCat SWAT armored tactical vehicle to hit A truck at the East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Decatur Active Living Facility Manager Lee William sits on the bike used to promote active living and Decatur as a bike friendly community during Touch A Truck at East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse .

People had a chance to touch a copy of the City of Decatur’s 2023 budget and talk about it with City Manager Andrea Arnold (l) and City Clerk Meredith Roark during Touch A Truck at East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday 19th March 2022 Photo taken by Dean Hesse.

City of Decatur Crossing Guard Miss Carolyn holds her flashing stop sign during Touch A Truck at the East Lake MARTA Station in Decatur on Saturday March 19, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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