HOUGHTON - Tractors. Fire engines. Power company trucks with ladders so high children had to crane their necks.
All were on display Saturday at the third annual Big Truck Day. The event, a fundraiser for Dial Help, drew 750 people to the Copper Country Mall.
"The event was really successful today," said Dial Help Director Rebecca Crane, who thanked the community and the businesses that provided trucks. "There seems to be a lot more people than last year."
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Eric Kesti, 3, of Calumet, descends from a fire engine during Big Truck Day at the Copper Country Mall Saturday. About 750 people attended the event, a fundraiser for Dial Help.
About 30 vehicles were parked outside the mall for eager inspection. Children also lined up for games, face-painting booths, and refreshments including hot dogs and baked goods.
Nate St. Onge, 4, of Lake Linden, was having fun behind the wheel of a road grader.
"He really likes to sit in the drivers' seats," said his mother, Amanda Zerbst.
St. Onge had already made his next choice.
"I want to go sit on the snowplow," he said.
But most children couldn't single out a favorite.
"I like all trucks," said Birk Seagren, 4, of Hancock.
At the Moyle Racing truck, Brian Moyle of Moyle Racing was on hand to show kids his Ski-Doo Champ 440 sled.
"We always get a pretty good turnout here," Moyle said. "The kids have been talking about Lightning McQueen all day."