Hundreds Of Trucks To Convoy Saturday For Enoch
A parade of trucks will travel from Winterport to Bangor Saturday, in honor of little Enoch McGovern, whose mother committed suicide while holding him in her arms.
A trucker from Southern Maine, Troy Gamrat, started the idea of the 'Convoy for a Cause,' out of concern that Enoch McGovern not grow up fearing large trucks. The 2-year-old was thrown from his mother's arms when she killed herself by stepping in front of a tractor trailer on I-95 earlier this month. Enoch suffered multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, but is recovering. As a matter of fact, he was released from the hospital this week.
The original plan for the Convoy was to pass by the hospital, so Enoch could see the trucks. He's not at EMMC anymore, but organizers say they're still going to stick to the same route in his honor. It will be up to his family whether they feel he's well enough to attend. Maine Diesel has helped to organize the Convoy, which will leave Winterport Dragway at 1 p.m., travel to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, and then return to Winterport. A barbecue is planned before and after the truck parade.
At last report, there were nearly 600 truckers who confirmed they would take part and about 2,700 who have expressed interest. The event will be held rain or shine. Anyone wishing to help can donate via the family's GoFundMe page.