Bad weather doesn’t stop Truckers’ Parade

Published 9:20 am Friday, October 20, 2023

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While the clouds rolled in and it looked like rain for a bit, that didn’t stop truckers from lining up Saturday, Oct. 14 in the parking lot of Central Middle School. This marked the 22nd year of the Truckers Parade Against Cancer, held in Charlotte Courthouse. Drivers and passengers put up banners on their trucks for the event, each one marking the name of a friend or family member who fought cancer. The event has raised over $1.4 million over the last 22 years to fund research for new and improved cancer treatments, support cancer patients and efforts to demand better coverage of cancer fighting drugs and treatments through insurance and government support. As for Saturday, residents got to watch, setting up chairs and sitting in cars along the parade route. Truckers went down Route 40, before turning on to Route 47 heading toward Drakes Branch. The parade then went left on Highway 59 toward Keysville and turned right on Highway 40, proceeding down King Street and ending at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville.