Rive­rina rocks!

Flooded re­gional roads couldn’t stop more than 100 trucks and thou­sands of peo­ple turn­ing out for the third an­nual Rive­rina Truck Show,

Deals on Wheels - - Truck Shows - writes Steve Skin­ner

The Rive­rina Truck Show has been run and won, and you didn’t have to be a truck buff to en­joy it.

The show was held in late Septem­ber at Wagga Wagga on the cross­roads be­tween Mel­bourne, Syd­ney, Bris­bane and Ade­laide.

Thou­sands of peo­ple from the truck­ing-friendly city lined sec­tions of the route be­tween the live­stock sa­le­yards at Bomen, the bot­tom end of the main street and the shores of Lake Al­bert. Wagga high­way pa­trol po­lice lent a hand in block­ing off roads.

De­spite an over­cast sky or­gan­is­ers es­ti­mate 8,000 peo­ple turned out at the lake for the truck dis­play and fam­ily fun day with at­trac­tions in­clud­ing not only shiny trucks, but clas­sic cars and bikes, mar­ket and trade stalls, amuse­ment rides for the kids, live music and even power boat and tin­nie rac­ing. The grand fi­nale was a fire­works dis­play from pon­toons on the lake.

“Ev­ery­one’s catered for,” says trea­surer of the Rive­rina Truck Show and Kids Con­voy, Lloyd Wishart. To top it off the day raised $42,000 for char­i­ties in­clud­ing Give Me 5 For Kids, N.E.T.S NSW, Amie St Clair Me­lanoma Trust and Tran­sHelp Foun­da­tion.

Wagga City Coun­cil, one of the ma­jor spon­sors of the day, has now classed the show as a ‘ma­jor event’ for the re­gional city.

Next year’s show is set down for Septem­ber 23 and will again co-in­cide with ‘Thun­der on the Lake’ or­gan­ised by Wagga Wagga Boat Club.

De­spite an over­cast sky or­gan­is­ers es­ti­mate 8,000 peo­ple turned out at the lake for the truck dis­play and fam­ily fun day.

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