Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy marks 20 years
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – The Make-A-Wish Truck (MAW) Convoy commemorated its 20th year on June 10, with a truck parade 93-vehicle strong.
The convoy began at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Neillsville and traveled through Marshfield, before returning to Neillsville, while spectators lined the route to get a glimpse of the passing parade.
The annual event began in 1997 with just a handful of trucks, building to reach the nearly 100 drivers that comprised the 2017 convoy, including first year participant Jeff Lokre.
“I’ve been wanting to do it for about six years, because of the Make-A-Wish Foundation — it’s a good thing to do,” Lokre said.
“I’ve known about it for quite a while, even before I had my own truck. I used to sit at the end of my driveway and watch them go by.”
The event raises funds through in-kind donations during the day of the event, as well as a silent auction. All proceeds go to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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