Of all the dreams that tantalize a child's mind, one of the most enticing is to get up close with a major -- or exotic -- set of wheels. The bigger the better.

Despite Saturday's gray skies, chilly weather and snow showers, kids and their families came out in large numbers to the 10th annual Touch-a-Truck fundraiser sponsored by the Westport Weston Cooperative Nursery School.

"Today is a fun event for the kids where they can literally touch and get to beep the horn of all their favorite trucks," said Nicci Chalker, who co-chaired the event staged on the grounds of Coleytown Elementary School.

"No matter what the weather is, the kids make their parents come," she said, acknowledging the un-spring-like conditions.

Approximately 30 vehicles filled the parking lot, including construction rigs, police cars and fire trucks, buses, vans and more. A train ride was also available for kids, along with crafts, food and other activities.

"It's fun," said parent Sarah Daw of Westport. "It's snowing, but it hasn't put people off ... A lot of work has gone into this and spirits are high at the moment."

"It's a great event," said Ilana Cohen of Westport. "It's an amazing school and I hope we'll have a good turnout."

"This is our third year here," said John McAlenney of Westport, who brought his 3-year-old son Charlie. "It's a lot of fun. Trucks are obviously a big deal to Charlie, so it's a great idea."