The Lights on the Hill annual memorial and dinner was held in October.
On October 11, 2014, 51 names were added to the ever increasing ‘Lights on the Hill’ - Queensland truck and coach drivers memorial wall in Gatton.
This year saw one of Gatton’s well known veterans of transport, Terry Nolan, added to the wall Terry was an avid supporter of the LOTH organisation since its inception.
The moving ceremony at the wall in Lake Apex Park was followed by a gathering at the town hall for a wonderful sit down buffet and live music all night.
The memorial was a stirring event, run very well by a passionate group of volunteers. The wall holds a lot of power and significance for those in the transport industry.
All of this is made possible however, by The lights on the hill convoy, which next year will be held on February 28, 2015. Remember to mark this in your diaries. Money raised from this event all goes to assist with the upkeep of the wall and the October memorial.
The convoy is a great event to remember those in the industry that have passed on and as I’ve heard in past years not a time for sadness but rather a time of celebration, a time to celebrate everything good about trucking and a time to catch up with mates. The convoy organisers have released a stellar line up of artists who will be performing at the convoy next year.
These artists include Adam Brand, McAlister Kemp, Terry Clark, Jayne Denham, Paul Costa, Kerry Kennedy and Double Barrel and Jeff Brown.