LANCASTER, Pa. — The annual Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy in Lancaster, Pa. this past Mother’s Day might have set a world record for largest convoy.
This past Sunday, 590 trucks participated in the annual Make-A-Wish Convoy where children got to ride up front with the truckers for the event. The previous official record was 416 trucks, set in the Netherlands, and is a high for the Make-A-Wish event which has been held for 27 years. Official validation from the Guinness Book of World Records will take a few months according to organizers.
The truck convoy saw close to 7,000 spectators who lined the 26-mile loop in central Pennsylvania cheering for the truckers, who in turn, honked their horns. More than 120 Make-A-Wish children rode in trucks for the convoy. The day also featured a carnival fair for children attending.
Organizers say the convoy raised more $350,000 for the charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.