Walcott Truckers Jamboree extended to 3 days


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Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 2:28 pm
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Press release submitted by Walcott Truckers Jamboree


WALCOTT, IA -- The 2013 Walcott Truckers Jamboree will have a third day added this year and will be held Thursday through Saturday; July 11th-13th at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, Iowa.
"We've had a lot of requests from drivers to continue the event on Saturday and decided 2013 was the year to do it," says Heather DeBaillie, marketing manager. "The Walcott Truckers Jamboree allows us to promote a positive image of trucking to the general public and it also gives us the opportunity to let drivers know how much we appreciate what they do to keep this country moving, so we feel adding one more day to the event is a very good decision."
Everyone is welcome to join in Celebrating America's Truckers and enjoy live country music, delicious Iowa pork chop cook-out, exhibits, carnival games, antique truck display, the Super Truck Beauty Contest, Trucker Olympics, a fireworks display and more! The event will take place RAIN OR SHINE! As always, admission and parking are FREE!
Mark your calendar now, you won't want to miss it! More information on the Walcott Truckers Jamboree can be obtained on-line at www.truckersjamboree.com.


















 




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