Cerni Motors and the Antique Truck Club of America will hold the third annual Penn-Ohio Antique Truck Club of America truck show and open house Aug. 15-16 in an effort to combat hunger in the Mahoning Valley.
The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 15 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16 and will take place at Cerni Motors' Youngstown location, 5751 Cerni Place.
Cerni employees have already begun collecting non-perishable food items, which can be dropped off at this location.
The show is open to the public, and truck enthusiasts are welcome to bring their vehicles. The event is free, however, Cerni Motors is requesting that guests bring at least one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.
Planned as a celebration of friends, family and community, Cerni Motors hopes to collect 1,000 pounds of food for Second Harvest Food Bank. Items most needed include peanut butter, cereal, canned vegetables, tuna fish, dry pasta, canned soup, and macaroni and cheese.
The ATCA truck show hosted by Cerni Motors is certain to be fun for the whole family. There will be concessions provided by several popular area food vendors throughout the duration of the event.
In addition to delicious food, Cerni will play host to local equipment vendors, hold contests for the loudest ''jake brake'' and sound the air horns of some of their biggest and baddest trucks. Flame thrower stacks will begin at dark on Friday evening. Truck enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to come join in the fun.
This will be the second year Cerni has held this event to benefit Second Harvest, and it is excited to be able to give back to such a wonderful community.
Last year's event collected 625 pounds of food and $137 to help feed hungry families in the Mahoning Valley.