At O’Fallon’s 5th Annual Public Works Fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, kids will be able to operate the mechanized arm that raises and lowers City trash and recycling carts, check the speed of their pitch with a radar trailer, and play a lively game of red-light-green-light with a real traffic signal.
The fair will be held in the west parking lot at Tom Ginnever Avenue and T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission, parking and activities are free. The event commemorates National Public Works Week, May 16-22.
Parents, teachers, homeschoolers and daycare centers are invited to bring youngsters to the event, which showcases specialized vehicles and equipment used by the O’Fallon Streets Division, the Parks and Recreation Department, and Water and Sewer Operations. Additional activities include free safety and educational activities for kids, information for parents, free rides for all ages on the City of O’Fallon’s Krekel Line Train, free hot dogs, chips, soda, water, and other giveaways.
“Both boys and girls like to climb up and sit in the driver’s seat of our big trucks and some of the machines that we use, whether it’s a backhoe, snow plow, trash and recycling truck, or a street sweeper,” said Ken Hammell, Director of the Streets Division. “If you’ve ever wondered what one of our service vehicles is used for, come to the fair and ask City staff about it.”
More information: www.ofallon.mo.us