Organizers for this year’s 30th annual Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy hope to raise $550,000 during the May 12 event.

The fundraising event, held at Burle Business Park, raised more than $500,000 last year.

The first convoy in 1990 included 42 drivers, who showed up to help grant a young boy’s wish to sit in a big truck and speak to his sister over CB radio.

Since then, the 26-mile truck convoy through Lancaster County has gathered international accolades and broken world records.

Organizers expect about 600 drivers with trucks and trailers this year.

The event at 1000 New Holland Ave. includes a carnival from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the truck convoy, which will head out of the business park at 1:30 p.m.

Local food, games, dozens of costumed characters, live music and a live auction will be featured at the carnival. Parking is available in the residence area across from the business park and shuttles will be running from Lancaster Catholic High School and Grandview Shopping Plaza for attendees who are not driving in the convoy.

An estimated 25,000 people are expected to line the route and cheer the drivers and the children riding along with them as they pass by, with the carnival drawing an expected 5,000 to 7,000 people.

Truck drivers must raise at least $100 to participate, with the top 30 fundraisers from 2018 leading this year’s convoy.

Registration and more information about the event is available at