Gazebo Gazette

The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Touch-A-Truck was held in the Long Beach Harbor- West Side on Saturday, May 7, 2022. This event is a fundraiser where kids of all ages to have the opportunity to experience life-size vehicles and interact with community support leaders like police officers, firemen, construction workers, and more. 

More than 52 vehicles and equipment of all shapes and sizes participated representing 35 organizations. The vehicles ranged from a firetruck, a deluxe RV, a tree trimmer with an extended arm, a bucket truck, a Humvee, several personal watercrafts and boats on trailers.  .  

“The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Touch-A-Truck event is a wonderful way for children and their families to interact, explore, and learn about safety from our local heroes,” said Michelle Kinsey, Board Chair of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.  

Over 600 attended the event with funds raised from the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Touch-A-Truck allocated towards scholarships, small business grants and program of work events.  

Sponsors for the event included:  

Presenting Sponsor – Mississippi Power 

Big Rig Sponsors – American Medical Response, Chris Boudreaux All State, Coast Electric Power Association, Hancock Whitney;  Husband Contracting, JLB Contractors, Southern Insurance Professionals, LLC

Heavy Duty Sponsors– Bankhouse Coffee, Beatline Road Mini Storage, Cameron Fabrications,  Domino’s Pizza – RPM, Eddie Seal’s Auto Service, i9 Sports, One Stop Goodyear, Philip LeBlanc Coldwell Alfonso Realty, Sparklight

Tough Truck Sponsors – Coast Transit Authority, Donald Frazier, Edrington Greenscapes; Southern Living Assistance Services, The First, A National Banking Association, The Glass Doctor

Additional information – Organizations participating in 2022 Long Beach Touch A Truck 

Advanced Contracting

American Medical Response

Cameron Fabrications 

Camping World of Biloxi

Chris Boudreaux All State

Coast Electric Power Association

Coast Transit Authority

Coca-Cola United 

Domino’s Pizza – RPM

Edrington Greenscapes

Harrison County Mosquito Control

Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept

Husband Contracting

Institute for Disability Studies at USM

JLB Contractors

Long Beach Carnival Association

Long Beach Fire Department

Long Beach Police Department

Long Beach School District

Mississippi Aquarium

Mississippi Power

Mississippi Sea Wolves – Hook (Mascot) 

MS Dept of Marine Resources

Seabee Base   Transportation

Seabee Base Fire Department

Hook from the MS Seawolves 

ShoNuff Towing

Snowie Gulf Coast.  

Southern Living Assistance Services 

Southern Tree and Turf 


The Glass Doctor

United State Coast Guard, Port Security Unit 308 – KILN

United States Coast Guard Station Gulfport

University of Southern Mississippi – Seymour (Mascot)  

Waste Management

Warren Paving