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Saturday filled with events in Paulding
by Adam Elrod
April 24, 2013 11:27 AM | 1679 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ronnie Morris, of the Paulding Department of Transportation talks about the upcoming Touch a Truck event and about the heavy machinery, like the backhoe, that will be on display.
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Paulding County residents will have their choice of a variety of family fun events this weekend — everything from big trucks to wrestling matches and classic cars.

The Paulding County Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Touch A Truck. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at Mt. Tabor Park in Dallas and is free to the public.

The event gives residents a chance to see and experience different types of public utilities and county government emergency vehicles — fire trucks to county Department of Transportation vehicles, transfer trucks and more. Lifeflight medical emergency helicopter has been a part of the event every year, said program coordinator Tena Eddy.

“One of the most popular exhibits is the school bus,” she said.

Attendees will get the chance to sit inside the different vehicles, turn on sirens and blow the horns.

For the fourth year Radio Disney will be broadcasting live from the event. Eddy said 22 agencies confirmed participation for Touch A Truck as of April 16, she said.

“I’m hoping we have a few surprises show up, too,” Eddy said.

For more information about the event contact Eddy at (770) 443-7540.

Other Saturday events:

n For residents who enjoy classic cars Paulding-based Georgia Classic Rides is hosting its 24th annual Car Show & Swap Meet. The show is scheduled to be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Paulding Meadows Park in Dallas. Spectators’ cost will be $5.

For those wishing to participate in the show, registration is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Preregistration is $20 per vehicle and registration the day of the event is $25 per vehicle.

Proceeds from the event will go to benefit underprivileged children, according to a news release.

Following the event the same group is set to host a block party from 5 to 10 p.m. in downtown Dallas.

For more information email

nPaulding County Master Gardeners is hosting a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paulding County Extension Office at 530 W. Memorial Drive in Dallas.

Vendors will only accept cash or checks.

Money from sales of concessions at the event will benefit the Paulding County 4-H Horse and Pony Club.

nFor wrestlers and fans, the Georgia Games Wrestling Championships are to be held at Paulding County High School. Weigh-ins are from 7 to 7:30 a.m. and matches are to begin at 9 a.m.

Any Georgian can participate in the event, no matter their age. Residents wishing to wrestle must be registered by today, April 25, at

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