Thursday, December 8, 2022

York County to celebrate Public Works Week with touch-a-truck this weekend

(Courtesy York County)
Children can get up close to heavy equipment as part of the touch-a-truck event this weekend.

Update Friday May 18: This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

YORK — Everyday clean water is provided, solid waste is collected and roads are fixed. But it can be easy to forget the faces behind all of those facets of modern society.

“York County’s Public Works Department is made up of highly trained individuals working to ensure services are maintained at the highest standard,” said Brian K. Woodward, director of York County public works. “There is so much involved in public works that affects our quality of life every day.”

National Public Works Week starts Monday (May 20) as a week to honor those involved in public works. To celebrate, York County is holding a touch-a-truck event from 5 to 8 p.m.  Saturday at the McReynolds Athletic Complex at 412 Sports Way, according to a release from the county.

The event will feature fire trucks, sheriff’s office vehicles, dump trucks, a tractor and the Yorktown Trolley. There will be staff available with the vehicles to show how they operate and answer any questions.

Following touch-a-truck,there will be a showing of the “The Lego Batman Movie” under the stars at the park. 

For more information, contact York County’s Department of Public Works at (757) 890-3750 or visit them online.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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