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During the course of the year, I received calls on the Touch a Truck Fundraidser that was held in town last year.  I have some GREAT news.....

The Touch a Truck Fundraiser was such a success last year, that the town of Cromwell, CT is having this event again this year.  The money being raised build and maintain playscapes at the elementary schools in town.  Right now the children have a playscape at Woodside Intermediate School thanks to the help of this program.  Money is still needed for a new playscape at Edna C. Stevens.

On Saturday, September 19th, 2009 (raindate September 20th) from 10:00am to 3:00pm, the Children's Committee "Project Recess Rescue" is going to hold the fundraiser again" in efforts to raise money for playground equipment at Edna C. Stevens. Admission to the event this year is $8.00.

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So come on over to Pierson Park on West Street in Cromwell, CT.  The young children will be able to touch, and sit in one of many vehicles, such as a firetruck, police vehicles, landscaping truck, oil trucks, and construction trucks.. or for the older children how about a Mercdes?  You never know what vehicle might show up.

Free food and bottled water will be provided by the 99 Restaurant. There will also be face painting, temp tattoos, crafts, and Dance and Grove with Mr. Gym.

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Valerie Osterhoudt is a Cromwell Connecticut Residential Realtor who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Middlesex County of CT, which includes Cromwell, Rocky Hill, Berlin, Middletown, Wethersfield, Newington, as well as all other surrounding areas. Please visit me at for all your relocation and/or local needs.

If you're thinking about buying a home in Cromwell CT there are plenty of great buys in today's market.  There is no better time than now to take advantage of these homes while interest rates remain at an all time low. For more information on Cromwell CT real estate's homes and/or condos please visit Johnson Real Estate to access the newest listings.

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Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR
(Accredited Buyers Representative)

Is a Full Time Realtor® with with Johnson Real Estate, in Cromwell, CT who specializes in Homes and Condos For Sale in the Middlesex and Hartford Counties in CT.


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Comment balloon 6 commentsValerie Osterhoudt • September 16 2009 01:24PM


What a very cool fundraiser.  I think I might have to mention it to the association group of my local fire deptartment.  Sounds like a wonderful idea to raise money.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 10 years ago

Valerie, a friend of mine works for UPS and they also participate in this fundraiser.  They had a lot of people show up last year.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 10 years ago

Tammy,I can't tell you how successful it was.  All I know is that it must have been (from my prospective)... I got about 4 calls during the year about this.. from this blog.  The PTO mentioned it was the best fundraiser of the year for this cause.  So, yes, I'd recommend call your local fire department.

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Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) about 10 years ago

George.. I believe it!!  As I mentioned to Tammy (above) that I got 4 phone calls about this during the year... all wanting to know if they were planning on having this event again.

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Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Yes, I remember this last year too! I hope they had a good turnout last weekend!!!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 10 years ago

Teresa.. I didn't go.. my sons are way too old for this event.  But would you believe I got 3 calls from this blog from parents wanting to know more on the day it was held?

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Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) about 10 years ago