LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A fundraising event for the Laurel Main Street organization was cut short Saturday morning because of bad weather.
A "Touch a Truck" scheduled to start at 9 a.m began a little early at 8:30 a.m., allowing children to get up-close and personal with fire engines and rescue trucks, along with military and construction vehicles.
Organizers ended the event around 10 a.m., to make sure everyone got home before the storms hit.
"(The public) started coming at 8:30 and I don't blame them, we let them in, our vehicles were in," said Judi Holifield, executive director of Laurel Main Street. "We've had a great day, we've really had. We hate we had to cut it short, but this is the first event we've had to cut short in seven years."
Holifield said about 70 vehicles were part of the event.