Disabled American Veterans to host truck show

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A chapter of the Disabled American Veterans in Altus, Okla., will be hosting its first commercial truck show this summer to raise money for disabled veterans. The show will be held in addition to the organization’s annual car and bike show and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 at the Altus Community Center.

“We wanted to bring in a different flavor to the show and draw in more attention,” says Morris Rimes, a member of the DAV and former truck driver. “We hope it will be very enjoyable and hopefully raise money for the organization so that we can do more for the veterans in our area.”

Rimes, who is organizing the truck show, said all funds from the show will go directly to the veterans and will help pay for things such as a new transport van. He hopes the event will not only be fun and raise money but also educate people on truck driving. “I’d like to see this turn out to be something that gets bigger and better each year,” he says.

Drivers may enter the show for a $50 registration fee; trophies will be given for first, second and third place. Those attending the truck show also can eat at the pancake breakfast, which will be held from 7 to 11 a.m.; tickets are $4 per person. For more information or to enter the truck show, contact Virgil Williams at 580-477-0250 or Rimes at 580-649-9301 or 405-812-9811.