Cold rain Saturday morning couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of kids pumped for hands-on encounters with trucks of all kinds at the annual Touch-A-Truck program sponsored by the Westport Weston Cooperative Nursery.

The nursery's seventh annual fundraiser rolled ahead, despite the unpleasant weather, with a selection of 40 vehicles -- from gas trucks and a crane to emergency vehicles and buses -- on display at Coleytown Elementary School.

"This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year," said Megan Zwick, chairwoman for the event and a parent at the nursery school. "Funding supports scholarships, program improvements and the general operating budget. We spend a long time planning things, but it's one of the most exciting events in and for the community."

Zwick was initially concerned that weather would reduce attendance, but added, "Kids' love of trucks outweighs bad weather. The turnout is a testament to the caliber of the event."

Parent James Richards confirmed Zwick's thoughts about kids and trucks. "It's anything about cars and truck with my son James," he said. "There was no question we would come. He's been excited about it for a while."