Good time had by all at the Truckers? Ball
By EMMA CORNFORD
THE Grafton District Services Club is known as a place to enter raffles, play the pokies or generally gather to have a few drinks with friends.
And so it was last night, but with an extra element added ? trucks.
The annual Truckers' Ball was held at the GDSC with around 140 people smarted up for the dinner dance.
As well as eating, drinking and catching up with mates, prizes from the weekend were presented to those truckies with particularly impressive rigs.
One of the major prizes, Best Rig of the Year, went to M and T Byard, from Corindi, for their immaculately presented vehicle.
The Best Presented Stand prize went to Grafton Truck and Trailer, while Best New Display Truck was taken out by Brown and Hurley from Coffs Harbour.
The winners were presented with trophies to mark their achievements.
"The Best Rig winners had a really nice truck ? it looked really nice and was really well presented," said secretary of the Grafton Truck Drivers' Social Club, Dot Tate.
Truckies and their families came from as far south as Sydney and as far north as Brisbane to attend the event which is part of the yearly Weekend of Trucking.
"We have a lot of things on over the weekend," said Mrs Tate.