The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Kick­off -

of event is good for younger kids, so they can have a re­spect for those that pro­tect and serve our com­mu­nity. They can learn re­spect of what goes into the pub­lic works, keep­ing our streets clean, the po­lice de­part­ment and more.”

Both Warner and John­son agreed they’d be com­ing back next year with El­lie, as long as she still loved trucks and trac­tors.

Nick An­der­alli, a 7-yearold who at­tends E.A. McAl­lis­ter Ele­men­tary in Sher­rill, has come to the Fall Truck event mul­ti­ple times.

“I like see­ing all these big trucks, they’re great,” An­der­alli said. “My first time com­ing here, I got a lit­tle scared when trucks would honk their horns, but not any­more.”

Be­sides trucks and work­ing ve­hi­cles, a DIRT car was on dis­play and chil­dren were given a chance to sit be­hind the wheel.

Brian Hall said Mike Rich­mond was the driver of the 22 car. Hall said hewas there for the Fall Truck Event in Rich­mond’s place.

“Mike ac­quired the car about a month ago and has had one race so far at Fonda in Ful­tonville out east, just to shake the car down,” Hall said. “They’re hope­fully go­ing to race on Oct. 28 at the Utica-Rome Speed­way.”

No mat­ter if it was a DIRT car, an am­bu­lance or po­lice cruiser, chil­dren had the chance to sit be­hind the wheel and learn about the ve­hi­cle, in­clud­ing how it worked and what it was used for.


El­lie John­son sits at the wheel of the Sher­ril­lKen­wood Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment’s lad­der truck at the Sher­rill Fall Truck Event at the CAC on Mon­day, Oct. 8.

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