July 9, 2009
Contact: Jack Horan

Amazing Semi Truck Cake Will Be Served Up

to Celebrate Iowa 80 Anniversaries


WALCOTT, IOWA -- To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Walcott Truckers Jamboree and the 45th Anniversary of Iowa 80 Truckstop a cake cutting will be held Friday July 10th at 2:00 pm. The amazing nearly 8-foot long semi truck cake is set to feed an estimated 2,000 people. The cake took over 2 days to construct. Weighing in at 300 pounds, this edible work of art is composed of cake, frosting, fondant and modeling chocolate. The cake cutting is open to the public.

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree began in 1979 featuring a few exhibits, live music, food and a small display of antique trucks. That first Jamboree only attracted a few hundred drivers, a far cry from the 30,000 it attracts today. Even though the size of the Jamboree has changed over the years, you can bet that its focus hasn’t. Celebrating America’s Truckers is definitely what the Jamboree is all about. “We are honored to have been serving the professional driver for 45 years,” says Delia Moon Meier. “The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is our way of saying Thank You to drivers for the work they do and to let them know that we appreciate that they choose to stop at Iowa 80.”

2009 Jamboree Truck Cake