Seacoast’s original Touch-a-Truck event at Pease 9/17! See who’s rolling into town.

Ever wonder what it’s like to be behind the wheel of a ladder fire truck? Or sit atop a five ton military vehicle? If your children (or you!) have a love of large vehicles and trucks, the Annual Richie McFarland Children’s Center Touch-a-Truck event is an opportunity to get up close and personal in a safe and protected environment.

Waypoint at The Richie McFarland Center will hold the Seacoast’s original Touch-A-Truck fundraiser on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, at Pease International Tradeport.  The rain date is Sunday, September 18th.

Geared toward families with children of all ages, Touch-a-Truck features construction equipment, trucks, coach buses, oil delivery trucks, landscaping equipment, limousines, emergency vehicles, and more, to look at and sometimes climb on and explore.

The event also features food and ice cream vendors, kid-friendly activities, a raffle, demonstrations, roaming railroad rides, giveaways, and much more.

Tickets are $5.00 per person, not to exceed $20.00 per family, and can be purchased at the event.

The Richie McFarland Children’s Center merged with Waypoint on January 1st, 2022, combining their Early Supports and Services (ESS) programs to serve more families, with extended services, in a greater geographic region.  ESS, which helps children who have developmental concerns, and their families, now serves approximately 500 infants and toddlers throughout the NH Seacoast.

In addition to enhancing the ESS program, the merger brought more child and family focused programs to the region, including Partners in Health, which helps children who have chronic health conditions, and an array of family support, empowerment, and preservation services to help protect children and advance the well-being of children and families.

Proceeds from Touch-a-Truck will support these vital programs provided by Waypoint at the Richie McFarland Center.

Organizers of Touch-a-Truck are currently on a quest for vehicles, sponsors, service vendors, volunteers and attendees. To participate in this event in any of these ways, email Peggy Small-Porter at,  or call 603-518-4002.  For more information on the event or the organization and its services for local families, visit

Waypoint at The Richie McFarland Center is a private, nonprofit organization, and the oldest children’s charitable organization in New Hampshire.  Accredited by the Council on Accreditation, Waypoint adheres to the highest standards of practice.


Waypoint at The Richie McFarland Center – Annual Touch-a-Truck
Pease International Tradeport, Two International Drive
Saturday, September 17, 2022; 9:00am- 1:00pm
Rain date is Sunday, September 18
Cost: $5 per person, $20 family limit

For more information on Waypoint at The Richie McFarland Children’s Center, please visit our website.

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