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Joplin 44 Petro to Hold Truckers Jamboree in May

JOPLIN, MISSOURI —  Joplin 44 Petro, I-44 & Exit 4, Joplin, Missouri has just set the dates for its annual two-day event to Celebrate America’s Truckers.  Joplin 44 Petro will host the 16th Annual Joplin Truckers Jamboree on May 18-19, 2012.  The event will feature exhibits, an antique car and truck display, live entertainment, carnival rides, fireworks, a BBQ cookout and more!

Last year’s event concluded just one day prior to the devastating F5 tornado that hit the town of Joplin on May 22nd.  “Joplin 44 Petro employees and customers have worked hard to help rebuild Joplin through generous donations of both their time and money”, says Joel Hamilton, General Manager.  “As a long-standing part of this community, we feel like this year’s Jamboree goes beyond celebrating trucking, but will also be celebrating that, one year later, Joplin is going strong.  We are all very thankful for that.”

Joplin 44 Petro was able to collect and donate over $15,000 to the Greater Joplin Area Red Cross last year.  This year, Joplin 44 Petro has committed to donate 10% of all Jamboree vendor booth fees and outdoor food sales to the Joplin R-VIII School District.  “Our school district had seven buildings either damaged or destroyed as a result of last year’s tornado.  Budgets are tight and this is one way we can help”, says Hamilton.

Joplin 44 Petro is part of the Iowa 80 Group, based in Walcott, Iowa.