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Smithfield, N.C. -  On Saturday, Nov. 6, the Junior Women's League of Smithfield (JWL) will host its sixth annual Touch-A-Truck event, presented by Anchor Disposal, LLC and McClung’s Electrical and Plumbing, Inc.  Children will have the opportunity to climb in and explore big rigs, emergency vehicles, construction equipment and other big machines that make kids of all ages say "whoa!” in the Narron Wenzel Truck Stop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 200 block of S. Third Street in Downtown Smithfield.

Bring your appetite, as the Food Truck Pavilion will include a wide variety of food trucks to satisfy every craving. Families can also enjoy face painting, bounce houses, and special guest appearances. A horn-free quiet hour will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Admission is free, and all-access passes for the Ford Companies Playland, which includes bounce houses, face painting, games, and more will be available for $5. Touch-A-Truck proceeds will benefit House of Hope of North Carolina in Clayton, a family service that provides residence and counseling for hurting and abused teenage girls, as well as support for their families.

“We are thrilled to bring the live Touch-A-Truck event back to Downtown Smithfield after the pandemic forced us to change our plans,” said Dawn Phipps, Touch-A-Truck Committee Chairwoman.  “We are grateful for all of the truck drivers, sponsors, food vendors, JWL members and community for all of the continued support we receive each year for our fall fundraiser. We look forward to the upcoming years, and continuing to grow Touch-A-Truck.”

JWL will also be collecting non-perishable food and personal care items to be placed in their Blessing Boxes throughout Johnston County. Look for the collection site under the Touch-A-Truck flag. Attendees can drop off items or monetary donations at the black 1934 rat rod featuring the JWL logo, sponsored by Teddy Bland, realtor with HomeTowne Realty Clayton East.


Visit for more information. You can also follow the event on Facebook by searching JWL’s 6th Annual Touch-A-Truck. 


About the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield

The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JWL’s impact has been significant. Since the league’s establishment in February 2016, JWL has donated $117,000 in Community Impact Grants to Johnston County nonprofit organizations and completed more than 12,726 hours of community service.