Often referred to by young attendees as “the best day of the year,” the annual Tons of Fun Vehicle Fair lived up to its reputation again this year. Hosted in partnership between Parents as Teachers (PAT) in the Clayton and Ladue School Districts, this year’s event was held on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the parking lots at Gay Field. Students, families and community members from both Clayton and Ladue had the opportunity to explore a variety of vehicles, including a police car, fire truck, construction trucks and a garbage truck. New this year, students enjoyed touring an RV and seeing a drone flying around the event. Attendees also took a ride on a Clayton school bus - always a crowd favorite.
The Vehicle Fair is spearheaded by Clayton’s Family Center but is made possible through community partnerships with the Clayton Fire, Police and Public Works Departments, St. Louis County Police and Clayton parents.
"We were happy to help,” said community member Laura Deustch, who brings a construction truck to the event each year. “I think the big boys had as much fun as the little boys.”
St. Louis Children’s Hospital also was in attendance at the Vehicle Fair to conduct bicycle helmet safety checks for children.