Marmora Truck Show looking for council support
Marmora and Lake - A local event organizer has asked council for municipal support for an upcoming trucking event.
Ruth Potts, show manager for the first annual Marmora Truck Show, made delegation to council at its February 5 meeting to ask for support from the Parks and Recreation and Fire Departments for her July event.
Potts says the three-day trucking show, slated for July 5-7, 2019, is unlike any other show in Hastings County and is expected to draw 5,000 people from across the province and the Northern United States.
“There are currently no events like this in Hastings County,” she said. “We believe Marmora and Lake is in a fantastic location due to its location on Highway 7 and proximity to the U.S. border.”
With such a large crowd expected, Potts hopes the municipality will provide garbage and recycling services as well as emergency services such as fire and first-response.
She added that the truck show is also an opportunity for economic development.
“I think the truck show will really benefit the businesses in your community,” she said. “Many visitors will require meals and accommodation and it will be their opportunity to shop in Marmora.”
Highlights of the show include space for 167 trucks in a variety of classes and uses, 71 vendor sites, live music and entertainment, food trucks and unique programming intended to educate visitors about the trucking industry.
Potts is no stranger to planning large-scale trucking events. She managed the Stirling Truck Show for several years. That show attracted more than 6,000 visitors.
After a brief discussion, council passed a motion to have staff report back regarding what services can be offered at the event.
For more information on the Marmora Truck Show, visit www.marmoratruckshow.com.