By mtjulietintern

NASHVILLE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers at Cordell Hull Lake will hold the first Touch a Truck Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to coincide with National Get Outdoors Day.

The free community event will promote safety and services offered in the surrounding communities. Overall, it will be a career day on wheels for children and their families. Some agencies and businesses participating include North Central Fire Department, Smith County Emergency Management Services, Tennessee State Parks and Tennessee Kayak and Outdoor Co., to name a few.

The event will be at Cordell Hull Lake’s natural resource management office at 71 Corps Lane in Carthage in the lower field on the left past the office.

Parking for vehicles not part of the event will be available at the natural resource management office’s front and back parking lots and across the street at the Cordell Hull Dam Site Recreation Area on the right.

In the case of inclement weather, information on the event status will be updated on Cordell Hull Lake’s Facebook page. Businesses and agencies interested in participating in the Touch a Truck Day event are asked to contact Park Ranger Ashley Webster in the Cordell Hull Lake resource manager’s office at 615-735-1034.

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