Clarion rolls out welcome for Main Street truck show

Dozens of trucks lined up on Main Street in Clarion on Sunday to be celebrated at the Pride in the Heartland Truck Show.

It was a big rig day in Clarion on Sunday, August 5 as Ennis Corp. hosted the second annual Pride in the Heartland Truck Show.

Main Street was closed off for the afternoon as dozens of semis lined the street for people to admire, giving truck drivers and their vehicles some much deserved appreciation for their part in making the conveniences of the modern world possible.

“It’s something for the community to get out and see how important trucking really is,” said Mike Ennis of Ennis Corp. “Truck drivers take pride in their stuff and like to show them off.”

Along with looking good for the spectators, drivers made sure their cabs were in tip-top shape as judges examined the vehicles for truck contest, complete with trophies and prizes for a variety of classes.

Originally intended to be a one-off event celebrating Ennis Corp.’s 50th anniversary, response to last year’s show was so positive that the company decided to bring it back for a second year. And with another positive turnout, it’s likely that this will become a new annual event for Clarion.

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