Semi-truck show raises money for Junction City High School

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UPDATE: Truck Function in Junction came to an early end when the boom on a heavy-equipment tow truck inadvertently elevated and snagged power, phone, and cable TV lines, police said.

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- Truck drivers from across the Pacific Northwest showed off their semis Saturday for a good cause.

Truck Function in Junction was held for the fifth consecutive year, raising money for Junction City High School.

Part of the proceeds from the event go to a scholarship students interested in the trucking industry.

Organizers hope to raise enough money to give Junction City High School $3,000 for one or more students.

The event started in 2013 with its goal to benefit students as well as local area truck drivers.

“If you got people here showing and shining, and there are other people wanting drivers and they can’t hire a driver, maybe they can hire that guy with the dump truck do to the same job, so it is a benefit for everybody,” says Bryan Austin, Truck Function in Junction board member.

The event is planned to go on next year to help truck drivers and JCHS students.

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