Fonda Fair Will Host Annual, "Convoy for a Cause"

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The event tomorrow morning is part of the Fonda Fair, and is called, "Convoy for a Cause."

Richard Kennedy, President of the Fonda Fair Board, tells W.G.Y.'s Chuck and Kelly that truckers are really underappreciated.

"With every other group; there's motorcycle rallies, and there's classic car rallies, and there's Corvette rallies, but there's never really been a semi-truck rally, so we started this up here in the Northeast, and it's an opportunity to raise awareness about the trucking industry, because as we all know, without trucks, we don't have any products on our store shelves."

This year's convoy will benefit W.G.Y.'s Christmas Wish List, and the, "Leatherstocking Honor Flight."

Kennedy says all the reasons for the event are worth the hard work and effort.

"This is our sixth year doing the, 'Convoy for a Cause,' and each year, we look for groups that are deserving of funds, and W.G.Y. does a great job of raising funds for local children for the holiday season, and we couldn't be more happy to be part of that."

Truck drivers who want their trucks in the convoy should go to the Beech Nut plant at One Nutritious Place, off of Route 5S, in Amsterdam.

Semi-trucks can register, along with fire trucks from local fire departments, and even commercial trucks.

Register times are between 8 and 9:45 A.M. tomorrow morning.

Registration for the convoy costs $50 and one new, unwrapped toy for the Capital Region Toys for Tots.

Kennedy says the convoy hits the road early.

"The convoy is slated to leave between 9:45 and 10 A.M., and will be arriving at the fairgrounds by 11 A.M."

The truck convoy will go from the Beech Nut plant onto Route 5S Eastbound, to Route 30N, to Route 5 Westbound, and then into the Fonda Fairgrounds.

W.G.Y.'s Chuck Custer will be at the fairgrounds at 5 P.M. to accept the check from the fair.

Photo: Getty Images

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