HARRINGTON -Lake Forest’s 2016 Homecoming parade brought students, family members and supporters of the district out to the downtown Harrington area Oct. 29. The Saturday morning parade came just hours before the big football game against Seaford High School’s Blue Jays. The game will also feature hall of fame inductions and the announcement of this […]
HARRINGTON — More than 150 truck drivers from across the state and region converged at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday to take part in a police-escorted 28-mile scenic ride through Southern Delaware as the local leg of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy event for Special Olympics rolled through town.
The convoy, celebrated its 13th year, is part of a national effort to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.
The local event is organized by Delaware Law Enforcement, with Walmart and FedEx serving as presenting sponsors. In addition to the Fairgrounds and Law Enforcement, supporters include Perdue, Delaware Department of Transportation, WBOC 16, and Fox 21 Delmarva.
This unique event continues to increase in popularity with the trucking community. More than $45,000 was raised by 167 trucks at the 2014 event, increasing the 12-year total to more than $387,000 raised for Special Olympics Delaware. To participate in the convoy, trucks must weigh at least 10-GVW and drivers must raise a minimum of $100.
Each year the city of Harrington celebrates is people, culture and history with its Harrington Heritage Day festival. The day kicks off with its annual parade.
Check out some of this year’s participants.
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LFHS raises thousands of money and pounds of food.