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Mark your calendars for one of Laurel’s favorite family events! The Trustmark Touch-A-Truck event returns to downtown Laurel on Saturday, March 5th, 2022.

Trustmark Touch a Truck provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery and “fun & flashy” trucks – in one place. Personnel will tell about the equipment and allow “hands on” exploration. This year’s event is generously sponsored by Trustmark Bank in Laurel.

Although Laurel Main Street has been previous years’ host of the event, Nurture Our Future, a local nonprofit dedicated to the education and development of children in Laurel and Jones County will coordinate the 2022 event. Proceeds from sponsorship will go to provide books to local children under age five through Imagination Library and also will support Nurture Our Future’s other programs.

“We’re really excited to bring this event back to Laurel,” said Patrick Nassar, chair of the 2022 Trustmark Touch-a-Truck Committee, “Families have missed this event and we expect a larger than ever turnout.”

“Laurel Main Street is thrilled to pass the Touch-A-Truck event torch to Nurture Our Future,” said Susan Ladd, Executive Director of Laurel Main Street, “We know they will host an amazing day of fun for children, and we encourage everyone to support them!”

If you would like to have your business highlighted as a sponsor of the 2022 Trustmark Touch-A-Truck, reach out to Biz Harris at and if you would like to exhibit a truck or car contact Andrew Ousley at

About Nurture Our Future

Brains are built, not born. We are a 501c3 that provides out-of-school learning & enrichment experiences; resources like clothes, books, and toys; parent education; as well as service referrals to Laurel & Jones County families with children ages 0-10.

Nurture Our Future is the Laurel and Jones County sponsor of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and will be launching The Brain Bus, a mobile children’s museum, in the coming months.

For More Information Contact Biz Harris at