Big turnout for Convoy for Kids

ALL ABOARD: Alexander and Savannah Widdows in one of the trucks that was in the Convoy for Kids on Saturday. Photo Darryl Fernance.

ALL ABOARD: Alexander and Savannah Widdows in one of the trucks that was in the Convoy for Kids on Saturday. Photo Darryl Fernance.

The Convoy for Kids event in Goulburn on Saturday had a brilliant turnout according to the organisers. 

Some 184 trucks registered to participate in the event.

The trucks tooted as they ventured from Budget Petrol (formerly known as The Gateway) in North Goulburn along Sydney Road and Auburn Street to the Goulburn Recreation Area.

Out at the recreation Area there were various activities on offer for the whole family and a big crowd turned out. 

Convoy president Bryan Webb said it was a great day. 

“We had a great day. The Lead Truck was bought by Neil Madden from Madden’s Stable Bedding for $19,000,” Mr Webb said. 

“There were 184 registered trucks. The Best Overall Truck was awarded to Cassidy Transport from Hilltop.

“Shane Cassidy has supported the Convoy For Kids since 1999 - he has never missed a year. 

“Tony Wybow of Wybrow Haulage won the Bill McMahon Memorial trophy for Best Fleet. Bill was one of our great workers for the Convoy, who passed away a few years ago.

“Wybrow Haulage had a beautiful fleet of lovely Mac trucks. ​Trucks came from Sydney, Wollongong, The Southern Highlands, Wagga Wagga, Cowra, yass Braidwood as well as a big contingent of local trucks.”

A good crowd followed the Convoy out to the Goulburn Recreation Area. 

“The weather was fine, which brought out a good crowd,” Mr Webb said. 

“The auction, raffle and food stalls all went well. It is still too early to tell how much money was raised from the event, but we were very well supported.” 

He said the Truck Pull was won by the Divalls Team.

“We want to thanks the Goulburn Lions Club and the Rapid Relief team for their assistance with the barbecues and feeding everyone” Mr Webb said. 

“I also want to thank all the committee and helpers on the day who did a fantastic job. There were lots of families and children that we assist were out there, which is fantastic

Mr Webb made a special mention of Budget Petrol owners Stefan and Arthur Petalotis, who donated $5000 worth of fuel to the lead truck buyer.