Lee’s Summit showcases trucks, fire and police vehicles for public works week

May 15, 2013 

Youths can take a free airplane ride or peer inside a police bomb truck this weekend at the Lee’s Summit Equipment Show and Airport Open House.

Celebrating National Public Works Week, the city is holding the open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, 2751 NE Douglas St.

The free event, for all ages, showcases and demonstrates heavy equipment used by Lee’s Summit’s Public Works and Water Utilities departments on a daily basis. In addition, there will also be a seat belt simulator from the Highway Patrol as well as fire trucks and police bomb trucks on site to explore.

Children can participate in an array of activities throughout the day, including games, face painting, equipment demonstrations, a moonwalk, raffles and more.

The event features a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. and a hot dog lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both offered by Chapter 91 of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

The Young Eagles Association is giving free airplane rides for ages 8 through 17 on a first come, first served basis. Parental consent is required for the airplane rides.

Lee’s Summit Public Works and Water Utilities departments host this annual event to provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the important services they provide.

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