Mother’s Day convoy tradition continues

By on May 7, 2014
A long line of trucks carrying Make-A-Wish children will once again make their way through downtown Ephrata Sunday.

 

 

A long line of trucks carrying Make-A-Wish children will once again make their way through downtown Ephrata Sunday.

A long line of trucks carrying Make-A-Wish children will once again make their way through downtown Ephrata Sunday.

The 25th Annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy will be held May 11 at Burle Industries, 1000 New Holland Avenue (Rt.23) Lancaster.

It is a collection of trucks from across the United States that converge at one location to help raise awareness and funds for Make-A-Wish Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley. It’s a day filled with fun for the entire family starting at 8:30 a.m. and all of the money raised stays locally and goes directly to the kids they serve.

Admission is free. There will be 400-plus trucks, great food and a chicken BBQ, live bands, “Obie” and the Make-A-Wish clowns, an auction and games for children to play.

Trucks leave at 1:30 p.m. sharp from Burle Business Park and go west on Route 30. They take Route 222 North to the Brownstown exit. Next they take 272 North through Akron to Ephrata, from State Street to Route 322 East. They take 322 East through Ephrata to 222 South to Route 30 East. From there, they take the Walnut Street exit, before returning back to Burle Business Park.

The event ends at 5 p.m.

The event began 25 years ago when Matt S. made a wish to ride in an 18-wheeler truck and talk to his sister over the CB radio. It was with that wish that The Annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy was born.

 

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