2020 Truckers 4 Hope Jamboree

Pam Pollock
January 2021

Hope.  If one word could define 2020, it would probably be Hope.  Hope for an end to the Pandemic.  Hope to everyone afflicted with the virus.  Hope for all affected by the economic downturn. Wikipedia defines Hope as an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large.

Hope has been at the forefront of the Smith family for over 9 years.  Jason and Prella Smith’s 9 year old son Hayze was born with Cystic Fibrosis.  The Smiths have been fierce advocates for Cystic Fibrosis, bringing awareness to this life-limiting disease and helping to raise much needed funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Smiths report that Hayze is doing well!

Jason Smith is a Professional Truck Driver and four years ago, he and Prella organized the first Truckers 4 Hope Jamboree and Truck Show in honor of Hayze.  The first 2 years there were over 40 trucks at each truck show.  In 2019, around 115 trucks attended the annual show.  Records were shattered on September 25-27 when over 280 big rig trucks rolled into the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Mackeyville, Pennsylvania.

Truckers 4 Hope is a non-judged truck show and is jam-packed with activities for all ages, including semi-pulls, tractor pulls, 4x4 pulls, kids activities (the barrel ride train was a huge hit with even the adults!), vendors, camping, a Light Show at night.  The 2020 Truckers 4 Hope featured music concerts by Tony Justice and Aaron Tippin and entertainment from East Bound and Down, including characters from Smokey and the Bandit. It was truly heartwarming to wander the fairgrounds and see people just relaxing and enjoying all of the beautiful trucks on display.  Hope was in the air and in the eyes of the attendees.  

Plans are underway for the 20201 Truckers 4 Hope Truck show, which will once again be held at the Clinton County Fair in Mackeyville on September 24-25. For more info contact Jason Smith @ 570-660-7281 or email: [email protected]

View all of the photos from the 2020 Truckers 4 Hope Truck Show in our Truck Show Gallery.