Grab the kids and all truck enthusiasts and get ready to head to the Town Commons.
The date this year's of ever-popular Burlington Truck Day has been set for Sunday, Sept. 15. This will be the 16th annual day celebrating big rigs, municipal trucks, tractors and all big vehicles. The trucks will be on the Town Commons from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Last year many people came out for a fun day of looking at trucks, climbing on them and getting behind the controls for pictures.
Truck Day Organizer Al Fay said Truck Day began as a way to highlight the work and equipment of the Department of Public Works. It has since grown and now includes a wide variety of vehicles, including new and old fire trucks, tractors and police vehicles.
This year People Helping People, Inc. will be collecting donations for the Burlington Food Pantry.
They have teamed up with A & F Bus Company and there will be a school bus on the commons they want to fill with donations.
According to a release, People Helping People is looking for a variety of items.
"Our goal is to fill EVERY seat with groceries," The most needed items are: peanut butter, canned tuna, canned chicken, mayonnaise, baked beans, spaghetti sauce, canned veggies and fruit, canned tomatoes, toothbrushes, non-grape jelly, juice boxes (100% juice only), and canned beans (i.e.: kidney, navy, etc.). Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated."
You can also drop at Shaw's Supermarket on the same day between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Look for the big yellow bus), or at Bikram Yoga Burlington at 18 Terry Ave, Burlington.Last year the food drive brought in 98 bags of groceries and $400 cash donations.