Truckies honoured

The SA memorial wall at Whitehill.
The SA memorial wall at Whitehill.

TRUCK drivers and their families are expected to make the trip to Murray Bridge in South Australia on November 29 to pay their respects to those who have lost their lives on the road.

The second South Australian White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial will be held at the wall on Adelaide Rd at 11am.

This year's event has been scaled back to one day due to the harvest, organiser Keith Wood said truckies were too busy to attend for two days.

Mr Wood said there were 30 more names to be added to the wall this year, which had two parts.

One for truckies that have died of natural causes and the other for those who have died at work.

He said the memorial wall was well supported by the SA community which needed a place to go to remember their loved ones.

This year's event will feature free rides for the kids, fun games like egg and spoon races and sack races.

There will also be a memorial tribute drive that will depart BP Wingfield at 8.30am, and finish at BP Murray Bridge.

There is no entry fee for the convoy and utes are also welcome.

The memorial service is followed by a truckies tribute at the Murray Bridge Racecourse.

At 1pm there will be a truck show and shine, with presentations at 5pm.

Mr Wood said a lot of work had been done around the memorial to get it ready.

Entry is by gold coin donation and includes the children's activities and entertainment, a travelling farm and live entertainment.

The night before the Memorial Day people are invited to attend the Italian Club on Lincoln Rd for $10 schnitzel dinner night.

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