Trucks galore and more in Prairie Township

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
Hundreds of families throughout the westside came to the Galloway Sports Complex on May 20 to attend the popular interactive event known as Touch-A-Truck. Hosted by Prairie Township, the area’s children – and the area’s young-at-heart – were able to climb inside some of the massive machines they see traversing the roads throughout the year and explore their inner workings. Here, future firefighter Silas Coomer gets comfortable in the ‘airway seat’ of a township medic under the supervision of veteran firefighter Clark Smith.
Siblings Lyla and Roman Wotring find a cozy spot to rest.
Nathan Ransburgh, 3, has fun in the passenger seat of this county snowplow.
L.J. Clayton, Violet Colley, Clayton Colley, and William Clayton gather for a photo with Franklin County Sheriff Deputy Jason Holt and one of the department’s small drones.
The Central Ohio Ghostbusters crew was in attendance to offer tips on how to use homemade gadgets to get rid of supernatural pests. Here, Ava and Mia Justice learn some of the tricks-of-the-trade from pros Joey Rudnick, Theresa Knapp and Matt Rudnick.
Although the public was unable to touch Odin, a 6-year-old Eastern screech owl, they were able to learn valuable information about his species and the other animals on display courtesy of For All Species educators like Erika Stake.
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