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4/1/2016 St. Pete News
St. Petersburg College Brings Big Trucks and Job Opportunities to Our Community

Contact: Rita Farlow, Assistant Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications, 727-302-6526

St. Petersburg College Brings Big Trucks and Job Opportunities to Our Community

St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 31, 2016) - St. Petersburg College will honor National Armed Forces Day with the Second Annual "Touch-a-Truck" event on Saturday, May 21. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg.

"Touch-a-Truck" is a fun and affordable, family-friendly event where children, teens and parents can see impressive vehicles up close, learn about their functions and the exciting careers associated with those vehicles.

Last year more than 300 participants attended this event. This year, with help from community partners, St. Petersburg College expects twice as many attendees.

During the event, participants can have their photo taken with a military service person or veteran, law enforcement officer or first responder in honor of National Armed Forces Day.

Activities will include career and military exploration exhibits, employment opportunities and scholarship information. Several departments from the city of St. Petersburg will be represented, including St. Petersburg Fire Rescue, Sanitation and Water Resources. There will be free food, music and a rock-climbing wall, all provided through contributions from community partners.

For more information about how you can sponsor or participate in "Touch-a-Truck," please contact Dee Mortellaro at 727-614-7019 or use this survey to RSVP for the event: http://web.spcollege.edu/survey/20785.