Walcott Truckers’ Jamboree Kicks Off Thursday

| 7/8/2009

The 30th Annual Walcott Truckers’ Jamboree in Walcott, IA, begins Thursday, July 9, and continues through Friday, July 10.

The first Jamboree was held as a ‘thank you’ from Bill Moon to his Iowa 80 truck stop customers. It attracted a few hundred drivers then, but recent attendance has reached 30,000.

Country singer, songwriter Aaron Tippin will perform at the show, which is also a celebration of Iowa 80’s 45th anniversary. Tippin is a former truck driver and a Life Member of OOIDA.

Other happenings include an 8-foot long truck cake big enough to feed 2,000 people, antique trucks, a pork chop cookout, fireworks and a pet contest.

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–  By Kerry Evans-Spillman, Land Line staff