Kiwanis Touch-A-Truck honored as #1 fundraiser in New Jersey

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Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President and Touch-A-Truck Chairman Nicolas Limanov

MORRIS COUNTY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Karen DeChristopher had the honor of presenting Touch-A-Truck Chairman Nicolas Limanov with a certificate of Recognition from New Jersey District of Kiwanis.

Every year, all clubs throughout the world submits their signature project to their District.

A signature project is one that includes all of the following criteria:

  • Recurring: At a minimum, the project should take place annually.
  • Brand enhancing: The project should be designed to elevate the Kiwanis brand in the local community with opportunities for public relations activities, such as using the Kiwanis name on the project, media mentions, etc.
  • High impact: The project should have a demonstrable positive impact on the community; this impact should be measurable in monies raised, children served, flags hung, playgrounds built, etc.
  • Membership focused: The project should support opportunities to strengthen membership and develop new partnerships.

New Jersey District of Kiwanis has chosen Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Touch-A-Truck as the #1 signature project this year, from all the clubs submitting in New Jersey.

Touch-A-Truck is an annual event held every June. This year, Touch-A-Truck will be held on Saturday, June 15 at 1515 Route 10 East, Parsippany, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The committee will have over 50 displays including fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, New Jersey State Police Helicopter, cranes, busses, taxi’s, dump trucks, and more. There will be child fingerprinting, DJ, face painting, balloon artists.  Every child will receive a free ice cream cone from The Dairy at Lake Hiawatha, and also receive a “goody” bag provided by local merchants.

The area children will have an opportunity to talk to firemen, police officers, truck drivers and learn the different services they provide in our community.

Last year over 1,100 children attended the event.

For more information on Touch-A-Truck, contact Nicolas Limanov at (917) 499-7299 or click here.

Kids had fun putting out the fire using a real hose from a fire truck
New Jersey State Police Helicopter
Eight Year old Marvelo Parks having fun inside a vehicle
Jacob Paniccia sitting on the motorcycle
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Frank Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019 both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, Vice Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board and Co-Host of Focus on Business, Cable TV Business Show.