St. Ignace Parade of Lights will go on

| 9/17/2001

Despite this week's horrific attacks on the U.S., the Sixth Annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, MI, will be held this weekend, Sept. 14-16, as planned, show organizers have decided.

The Parade of Lights across the Mackinac Straits Bridge on Saturday evening, Sept. 15, had been dedicated to the memory of Ruth Jones, senior editor at Land Line Magazine and an avid OOIDA and NAST member. In the wake of this week's tragic events, show organizers have also dedicated it to the victims of this week's terror attacks and their families.

Ruth Jones and her husband, Dee, were frequent winners in truck beauty shows with their "Lost in the '50s" Freightliner owned by All Freight Systems of Kansas City, KS.

Dee will lead Saturday night's parade, which is sponsored by Road King Magazine. During the show, three of Ruth and Dee's daughters, Stormi Davenport, Misti Ryan and Sandra Auldridge, will join Dee. They also are busy handing out red-white-and-blue ribbons in exchange for donations to the Red Cross relief efforts.

On Friday morning, at least 75 trucks were ready to roll into downtown St. Ignace, with more expected, said Chuck Kemner, vice president of NAST. American flags flew from every truck and around the town, snapping in the breeze under perfect last summer skies.

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