Truck Show to­mor­row

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

If you like ‘big boys toys’, De­niliquin’s Me­mo­rial Park is the place for you to­mor­row.

The third an­nual De­niliquin Truck Show and In­dus­try Expo gets started from 10am, and or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Leesa Muir said it will be the big­gest yet.

‘‘We’re hop­ing we may get about 2000 peo­ple through the gates, con­sid­er­ing the in­ter­est we have re­ceived for this year’s event,’’ Ms Muir said.

‘‘We’ll have lots of ‘big boys toys’ on dis­play, and there will be much more to see and do than in pre­vi­ous years.

‘‘We have so much to do for the whole fam­ily — there’s a truck show and shine, a bike show and shine, chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing sideshow rides, trade dis­plays, in­dus­try in­for­ma­tion, tech­nol­ogy and more.

‘‘The site is look­ing great, and the weather pre­dic­tion is also look­ing good.

‘‘It is shap­ing up to be our big­gest show yet, and it’s just one part of a huge week­end to cel­e­brate the trans­port in­dus­try in the South­ern Rive­rina and across Aus­tralia.’’

Af­ter the gates close at Me­mo­rial Park to­mor­row evening, the cel­e­bra­tion will move to the ad­ja­cent De­nili- quin Golf Club where the ‘Af­ter Party’ will fea­ture mu­sic from One OB from 6pm.

The week­end’s ac­tiv­i­ties kick off with the De­niliquin & District Trans­port Wall of Fame In­duc­tion Din­ner tonight.

More than 200 peo­ple will at­tend the event, where in­duc­tions into the lo­cal in­dus­try’s Wall of Fame will be made.

The guest speak­ers at tonight’s din­ner are Ox­ford Cold Stor­age trans­port man­ager Jac­que­lene Brother­ton and De­niliquin Po­lice High­way Pa­trol Sergeant Steven Bloom­field who also has a back­ground as a car­toon­ist for Truck­ing Life mag­a­zine.

The week­end will close with a spe­cial me­mo­rial ser­vice from 11am on Sun­day. It will be held at the David­son St Rest Stop in north De­niliquin, where the Wall of Fame mon­u­ment dou­bles as a me­mo­rial wall.

‘‘We wanted to do some­thing to pay trib­ute to those in the in­dus­try no longer with us, and we thought adding a me­mo­rial ser­vice would be fit­ting,’’ Ms Muir said.

‘‘It will be a mem­o­rable and spe­cial end­ing to a fan­tas­tic week­end.’’

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