Briefly: Love’s, Chester’s Chicken host ‘Truckersgiving’ event Thursday

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Chester’s Chicken and Love’s Travel Stops have teamed up to host a celebration to say thanks to truck drivers – Truckersgiving.

On Thursday, Nov. 18, Chester’s and Love’s invites truck drivers to their locations to receive a specially designed trucker hat and a free side of Chester’s new mac and cheese.

To participate, truckers can simply stop by any Chester's within a Love's location during operating hours and show their commercial driver's license to receive one of more than 2,000 trucker hats and a free side of Chester's new mac and cheese, while supplies last.

Within Love's more than 560 locations in 41 states, there are more than 140 Chester's restaurants. 

"Love's enjoys any reason to celebrate professional truck drivers, and Truckersgiving is a fun and festive way to do that," said Joe Cotton, company vice president of restaurant services. "We know drivers enjoy Chester's Chicken, so this is a great way to say thank you to truck drivers during the holidays."

The mac and cheese along with two additional new homestyle sides, mashed potatoes with roasted chicken gravy and green beans, are part of Chester's continued brand refresh. Available now on Chester's menus, the sides make their debut alongside the brand's dipping sauces and fried chicken.

Wreaths Across America convoy begins Dec. 11

Wreaths Across America’s convoy to Arlington National Cemetery kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 11.

National President of American Gold Star Mothers Inc. Jo Ann Maitland and President Emeritus of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. Nancy Menagh will lead the caravan as this year's co-grand marshals. 

The official escort will travel down the East Coast stopping at schools, memorials, and other locations along the way. Stops with public events will be held in Maine, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C., before arriving at Arlington National Cemetery on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 18, National Wreaths Across America Day. 

Twelve tractor-trailers representing Walmart Transportation, Schneider National, Gully Transportation, Witte Bros. Exchange, Inc., Hartt Transportation Systems, Inc., Delhaize Transportation LLC (DBA Hannaford Supermarkets), American Trucking Associations – Share the Road Truck, Pottle's Transportation, Cargo Transporters, Inc., Boyd Grain Inc., Hampton Road Moving & Storage, and Tyson Foods, Inc., will haul some of the sponsored veterans’ wreaths heading to Arlington National Cemetery. Load One Carriers will once again serve as the ceremonial wreath transporter for the escort. 

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Other participants for this year’s convoy include Gold Star Families, Blue Star Families, veterans, volunteers, and members of the Patriot Guard Riders and Patriot Riders. Law enforcement from departments across Maine and other states along the route will provide escort to ensure safe transport for participants throughout the week.