The promise of 104.7 WELJ’s Big Rigs event on Saturday at the YMCA East Hampton RECenter did not disappoint. Hosted by 104.7 WELJ, the event was a fundraiser for Stony Brook’s Children’s Hospital. Children and adults alike were treated to rides in a bucket lift, sending them more than 100 feet in the air for a bird’s-eye view of the festivities below.
East Hampton’s own firetruck, complete with an elevating platform and a crane that towered over 150 feet, police vans, and a SWAT truck were just some of the rigs that filled the parking area.
Several car dealerships provided exhibits including a display of the “Slingshot,” a car that even Batman would envy.
Children were further entertained by a petting zoo, games, a bouncy castle, a rock wall, and even a shark in a cage from the Long Island Aquarium.
The radio station’s 104.7 WELJ’s mobile “boombox” provided easy listening music, entertaining those awaiting their chance at a bucket ride or a photo opportunity on one of the rigs.