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Big wheels hit the Midway at the Fair
This year, the Fredericksburg Fair teamed up with truck lover Joey Sullivan to host a monster truck show to benefit the Rainbow Project, an organization based in King George that assists families that have children with cancer. The Rainbow Project helps families cover treatment expenses that are not covered by insurance. According to Sullivan, the organization’s ultimate goal is to get a juvenile cancer facility in the Fredericksburg area.
The monster truck show, Monsters Invade the Midway, will take place on July 29 on the fairgrounds from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Admission tickets grant visitors access to the show.
“I’ve always had the thought that Fredericksburg is a great location for these types of events,” Sullivan said. “We’re very fortunate to have great fairgrounds.”
According to Sullivan, four monster trucks will participate in the show. He said a big highlight of the event will be the opportunity for visitors to see a school bus ripped in half by trucks.
“It’s the wow factor,” he said. There will also be trucks on display, face painting and a moon bounce.
“The drivers will also be mingling,” Sullivan said. “I was so honored that the Rainbow Project contacted me,” Sullivan, a longtime employee of Fredericksburg city schools, said. “There are so many good causes that people just don’t know about. We have a wonderful community that is so supportive.”