Awards, Drawings, and Auction
We have Two awards currently. The first award established in 2018 was the giving away of the signed banner to one of our participates who has directly put some sort of overwhelming support at, or for the TenFourDC event. The banner is a dated banner for everyone who attends to sign as a record of attendance. Then we frame it and award it on Saturday Night at the awards Ceremony after the BBQ.
The other award was established in 2019 and is a traveling trophy, which returns each year to be awarded to another attendee. Originally called the people's choice award but renamed in 2020 as the Miss Arline Bennet Award in honor the awards second winner Arline Bennet. Arline had for years went out of her way to help and support the Trucking Community. Considering the love, the Trucking Community has for her we thought it was a great way to honor her memory, as she was dying of cancer and almost never missed an event even as she fought her disease.
We have a free door prize drawing on Saturday after the BBQ to award door prizes to the Drivers. The number of door prizes varies each year depending on donations. Each person registered to attend the After Event Party is given one ticket for a chance to win.
We hold an auction on Saturday after our BBQ as a fundraiser for the TenFourDC event as well as raising funds for other driver charities, like Truckers Final Mil. As part of our auction we always include TenFourDC Branded trucks which are very popular with the drivers. These antique toys are rebranded by TenFourDC to show scenes from our Event on the trailers with TenFourDC logos. This auction is one of the ways we pay for the TenFourDC event.