Truckers to flood Fergus yet again

FERGUS, Ont. (July 24, 2003) — Organizers of the annual Fergus Truck Show admit the event is growing faster than they can handle.

The extreme popularity of the show — which comes to the Fergus and District Community Centre this weekend (July 25-27) — is eating up space, forcing organizers to turn away at least 10 exhibitors, organizer Sherry Clarke told the Guelph Mercury.

Clarke, who has organized the annual truck show since its inception 17 years ago, told the newspaper she may have to one day find a new venue to keep up with the success of the show — which was recently named one of the top 50 festivals in the province.

The event, which expected to attract 500 trucks,160 exhibitors, and about 40,000 visitors for the three day weekend, will feature a job fair, truck show & shine, truck pull, family activities, and live music.

Money raised directly from the show will help support community projects, such as improvements to recreational facilities. The event, which originally started in order to promote a positive image of the trucking industry, has raised over $380,000 since its first show in 1986.

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