Mountain Munchkins Hosts 9th Annual Touch-A-Truck

Mountain Munchkins Hosts 9th Annual Touch-A-Truck

Mountain Munchkins Child Care and Preschool  in Mountain Village 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, 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.



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Situated in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, Mountain Village was incorporated in 1995 as a home rule municipality.  Its founders envisioned a European-style ski-in/ski-out, pedestrian-friendly destination resort that would complement the historic mining town of Telluride. A three-stage gondola transportation system connects the Town of Mountain Village with the Town of Telluride. Situated at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is comparably a world apart from other resorts: it is innately spectacular, beautifully orchestrated and planned, and overflowing with style, charm and sophistication. For more information, please visit at

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