Junior Service League of Beaufort Hosts 8th Annual Touch-a-Truck Fundraiser

Annual Touch-a-Truck event returns in a new location with new attractions


BEAUFORT, SC – September 1, 2023 – The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) will host its 8th annual Touch-a-Truck fundraiser on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at the Beaufort Executive Airport from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Touch-a-Truck is a family-friendly event open to children of all ages. There will be a designated Quiet Hour 10-11 a.m. for those sensitive to noise. The cost of admission is $5 per person and is free for children under 2 years of age. 


Touch-a-Truck is a family event that offers a unique and interactive experience for children of all ages. Children will have the opportunity to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite vehicles that serve our community, including a fire truck, a patrol car, stormwater vehicles, and construction vehicles. New this year, the event will also feature airplanes and helicopters. There will be food trucks, music and plenty of on-site parking. 


Please note:

  • In the case of rain, the event will be postponed to November 4th, 2023.
  • Pets will not be allowed at the event.
  • Touch-a-Truck will take place immediately after The Flying Frog 5k.

“We are thrilled to bring a new level of excitement to our Touch-a-Truck event this year! As JSLB members, we love hosting this unique event for the Beaufort community and are very excited for the new location and the addition of airplanes for attendees. The designated Quiet Hour has been well received, and it will continue this year for kids sensitive to noise and lights. We are working hard to put on a safe, fun-filled event that will help us raise money that goes right back into our community through non-profit grants we will give out in the spring,” said JSLB Touch-a-Truck Chairwoman Katie Herrera.


“Touch-a-Truck offers families a memorable experience every year, and we are excited to continue our annual fall fundraiser for the league. More than 1,000 members of our community joined us last year, and we’re happy to provide a bigger venue for everyone this year. JSLB has been supporting women and children in Beaufort since 2005 through the grants we give out to community organizations. Our mission statement, ‘Together we have a greater impact than we do individually’ truly drives our passion,” said JSLB President Emily Kremer.


About Junior Service League of Beaufort

JSLB is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of women, children and families in the Beaufort County community. Since its founding, the league has donated more than $125,000 and provides regular volunteers to organizations such as the Child Abuse Prevention Association and Hopeful Horizons. JSLB also hosts a free prom dress boutique in the spring along with spring and fall annual fundraising events.


For additional information about Touch-a-Truck or Junior Service League of Beaufort please visit



Katie Herrera, JSLB Touch-a-Truck Chairwoman

(808) 638-1448 


Nicole Marshall, JSLB Communication Director

(919) 961-6745 

Interested in being a sponsor or participant in this fun event? Contact Touch-a-Truck Chairwoman Katie Herrera at

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor:


Big Rig Sponsor:


Excavator Sponsor:


Bulldozer Sponsors:


Tractor Sponsors:

ADS Pipe 

Applied Material Solution

Carolina Air


Executive Flight Training

Hargray/Cable One

Legends North of Broad

Woolpert, Inc.


Pick Up Truck Sponsors:


Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort

Leah Melvin

Palmetto State Bank