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Trucks Turn Out for Make-A-Wish Convoy

May 11, 2015

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Photo: Make-A-Wish
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Thousands of spectators lined the roads in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, area as hundreds of truckers (and some unusual other vehicles) took part in the annual Make-A-Wish Mother's Day Truck Convoy, Sunday, May 10, 2015.

More than 100 kids got to ride in the convoy, according to Lancaster Online.

The event, which included the convoy, an auction, games and food, helps to raise money and awareness for the Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley branch of Make-A-Wish.

According to the organization's website, in 1990, a young man named Matt requested a wish to ride in an 18-wheeler and speak to his sister on a CB radio. Over 40 trucks and drivers showed up to grant the wish and the Mother's Day Truck Convoy was conceived. In 2003 it set the Guinness World Record for "The World's Longest Truck Convoy" with 288 trucks; this year's convoy featured nearly 400 trucks.

Slide show from PennLive.com

Photo gallery from Lancaster Online

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