KnightTime Truckers’ Ball back for another dance in Scranton, Pa.

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The second annual Truckers’ Charity Ball is Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in Scranton, Pa. The black-tie event, hosted by northeast Pennsylvania’s KnightTime radio show, will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral.

The ball will feature food, an open bar, a silent auction, music from the band Remember When and the presentation of the Knight of the Road Awards. Attendees also can vote for their favorite entries in the Rolling Steed Photography Exhibition and Competition, sponsored by KnightTime Inc. and Layover.com.

Proceeds will go to the Teddy Bear Education and Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to truck drivers and their families who have suffered illness, injury or disaster.

The weekend will begin Friday afternoon with a private tour of the Mack Trucks plant in Macungie, Pa. During the day Saturday, ball attendees will have a chance to shop at the Steamtown Mall, visit the Steamtown National Historic Site or enjoy a matinee of Cirque Dreams at the Scranton Cultural Center.

“Last year we found that truck drivers and other industry attendees wanted to treat their spouses and themselves to a mini-holiday,” says Sheryl “Trucker Doc” Youngblood, host of the Saturday-morning AM radio show.

The deadline for entering the photography competition is Jan. 17, 2007. Drivers can submit up to three photos, which will be exhibited during the ball on a large screen in the main gallery. Judge Michael Mirabito will select the top 20 photographs, and ball attendees then will vote on their favorites. Cash awards of $100, $50 and $25 will be given for the top three photographs. After the ball, photos will be exhibited at a local art gallery.

For more information on the ball and the contest, call (877) 234-6362 or go to www.truckersball.org. Information about lodging and formal wear also is available.