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Big Rig Saturday




The YMCA parking lot was filled with tree trimmers, firetrucks, armored police vehicles, and much more for this year’s Big Rig Saturday. The fundraising event, held on Saturday, April 27, was hosted by 104.7 WELJ in partnership with the YMCA East Hampton Rec Center.

People of all ages came to see the massive array of the enormous motor vehicles. Due to the high winds that prevailed for the majority of the day, Master Rigger Alex Verdugo of Climbers Tree Care Specialist Inc. restricted the height to which the bucket would carry waiting thrill seekers.

Although the children who climbed into and sat in the driver seat of some of the big rigs were unaware that they were participating in the success of a worthy cause, they were instrumental in making this fundraiser a success. The funds raised will be donated to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. This facility provides advanced pediatric specialty care on the East End.