One of the most popular trucking events in the East is returning fully in May.
After two years abbreviated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley will hold its 33rd Annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy on Sunday, May 8.
The convoy was scaled back in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic and had moved to a new location after the 2019 event.
“We are excited to return this event to its full scope, including the convoy carnival, auction, an addition of food trucks, and an unlimited number of truck drivers this year,” said Jennifer Davis, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley. “We are counting on the local community, especially truck drivers, to make the convoy a success.”
Funds raised at the convoy typically support over 75% of the wishes granted in the Susquehanna Valley each year. Most of those funds are raised by participating truckers.
This will be the first year that a full convoy, including unlimited trucks and the carnival, will be held at the new location, Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction. With as many as 700 trucks expected this year, the parking available at Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction’s huge lot will be appreciated, as drivers are eager to resume this Lancaster County tradition.
“I’m incredibly proud of the Convoy committee, who are working tirelessly to bring our full Mother’s Day Truck Convoy and family carnival to Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction this year,” said Terry Finch, Convoy Committee chairperson. “I believe I speak for all of them when I say we’re thrilled that the convoy is back, and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in store at our new location.”
The carnival opens at 8 a.m. and includes games, music, costumed characters, food trucks the trucks that will participate in the convoy.
The convoy departs Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction at 1:30 p.m.
“RoadPro Family of Brands is honored to once again serve as the presenting sponsor of the Mother’s Day Truck Convoy. Giving back to the communities we serve has been in our company’s DNA for generations, and we look forward to being a part of another successful event,” said Gina Bonafede, Director of Marketing Communications.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Make-A-Wish for the Mother’s Day Truck Convoy for our third year,” said Joey Hughes, general manager of Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction. “The Mother's Day Truck Convoy is an important fundraising event for Make-A- Wish and our team is honored to host it at our location.”
There are several ways to support Make-A-Wish and to participate in the 2022 Mother’s Day Truck Convoy.
Sign up to be a driver: You can register at wishconvoy.org
Watch from. along the route to celebrate and cheer for the trucks as they go by
Online auction: Items will be available for bidding starting on May 1 and continue through May 8
Pickup Mother's Day chicken dinner and merchandise at The Country Table Restaurant in Mt. Joy.
Make a donation to help Make-A-Wish reach its fundraising goal of $623,000
Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley has fulfilled over 7,500 wishes for local children with critical illnesses.