The Make A Wish Mothers Day Convoy started with a simple wish .

If you happen to be in Pennsylvania near the Lancaster area, I invite you attend or participate in an annual tradition that has been happening for the past 28 years. I’m talking about the upcoming Annual Make a Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy to be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018. The Convoy will be held at the Burle Industrial Park at 1000 New Holland Avenue (Rt.23) Lancaster, PA. The convoy departs at 1:30pm and travels from Lancaster to Ephrata and back. The event runs from 8:30am to 5:00pm. People come from across the United States for this day to help raise awareness and funds for Make a Wish Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley.

This convoy had its humble beginnings starting back in 1990, a young man 12-year-old Matt asked for a wish to ride in an 18-wheeler and talk to his sister on a CB radio. The request was granted as forty trucks and drivers showed up to make Matt’s dream come true. This is what started the efforts to create the Mother’s Day Truck Convoy that we know and enjoy today. The convoy has grown with 600 trucks participating offering over 125 Wish children the opportunity to ride along as passengers. Each year the event brings approximately 25,000 people that come out for a fun filled day to see the trucks, play games, attend an auction, enjoy musicians and savor delicious local foods.

The title sponsor of this event is Road Pro Family of Brands, you have probably seen their products in the travel centers you frequent. This is a very charitable company and they have thrown their total support behind the Mother’s Day Make a Wish Convoy.

For the past 9 years I have been a participant and all but one year have had a wish child ride with me. This event is one of the highlights of the year as I not only get to participate I am able to see my mom and family that still live in the Lancaster area. I warn you that if you participate once you will be back every year after.

If you are interested in participating or watching here is the website for more details:

http://philadesv.wish.org/ways-to-help/convoy

 

 

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