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Trucker Buddy calendar ready for the holiday season

JEFFERSON, Ga. -- The 2007 Kenworth-Trucker Buddy calendar will be available beginning Dec. 15, featuring winners o...


The 2007 Kenworth-Trucker Buddy calendar will be available beginning Dec. 15.
The 2007 Kenworth-Trucker Buddy calendar will be available beginning Dec. 15.

JEFFERSON, Ga. — The 2007 Kenworth-Trucker Buddy calendar will be available beginning Dec. 15, featuring winners of a drawing contest and Kenworths new truck models.

The annual calendar began in 2004, when Kenworth collaborated with Trucker Buddy in producing a calendar by sponsoring a colouring contest for students in the Trucker Buddy program. Each year, students submit drawings of safety messages their Trucker Buddies have taught them, and 12 entries are selected from hundreds of heart-warming submissions.

Were especially pleased to again sponsor the annual Trucker Buddy Calendar featuring the colorful artwork of participating students in the program, said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. Kenworth also offers a special thanks to the many Trucker Buddy members who help make a difference with their dedicated efforts throughout the year.

Proceeds from the calendar are used to further the goals and mission of Trucker Buddy, enabling it to reach more classrooms around the world.

This calendar has become a treasured program by the students, teachers and drivers, and we greatly appreciate Kenworths support in helping it become an annual, recognized program, said Roxane Rose, executive director of Trucker Buddy. It is touching to see trucking through the eyes of the students, as taught to them by their Trucker Buddies.

The unique program helps educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades two through eight. Today, the program annually matches around 3,500 drivers and teachers, providing a valuable educational tool for some 85,000 students.

Calendars will be given to companies and individuals who make a donation to Trucker Buddy while supplies last; they also can be purchased for $5 per calendar. For further information or to place an order call 1-800-MY-BUDDY (800-693-8339) or visit www.truckerbuddy.org.


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