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Delaware Trucking Convoy Raises Money for Special Olympics

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HARRINGTON, Del.- If you were traveling on Delaware roads Saturday, you might have seen a convoy of more than 140 trucks taking up the road. For more than a decade, trucks like these have gathered in Delaware to fundraise for the Special Olympics. The event has raised more than $300,000 over this period, including more than $40,000 last year. Organizers were expecting a similar amount of money raised this year.

Gene Kenton sat on the side of the road in Greenwood, watching the trucks go by. He was greeted by honks, horns, and sirens from the passing vehicles.

"It's fun," he said. "Everyone comes out here to watch them blow the horn."

Kenton said he had been coming to the event for years. He said while a fun event, it also has some important effects on the organization.

"The children need a lot of things," he said referring to those competing in the Special Olympics. "And this helps out. And anything that helps out is a good thing."

At the event were trucks of various shapes and sizes from a variety of companies. Some of the big companies with multiple trucks included Perdue, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Buris and many more.

"It's just the sheer number of them," Kenton said. "And them blowing the horn. It's about all that. People just enjoy it. People here."

The convoy started at the Delaware State Fairgrounds and traveled through the southern part of the state for 28 miles, being cheered on by onlookers the whole way.

Ace Delgadillo was at the event with his son Ryan. He said it was the family's first trip to the Trucker convoy.

"My son loves trucks," he said. We all love trucks."

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