Lapp Electric Turns 50 – Week 19 (Exide, Mother’s Day Convoy & Leadership)

A lot of times when we think of memorable anniversaries, we think of 25 years, 50 years, 75 years or 100 years. But any year that a business, non-profit, organization or event celebrates another successful year it is something that should be recognized.

While Lapp Electric is celebrating our 50-year anniversary in 2019, there are a lot of great organizations and events also celebrating memorable anniversaries in 2019, including our friends at Make-A-Wish with their Mother’s Day Truck Convoy (see below for more information).

During 2019, we are exploring our 50 years in business to find out more about the year Lapp Electric was founded as well as taking a look at some memorable job sites and events that we have been a part of over the last 50 years. Each week via social media we are posting memories and then summarizing these memories on our blog.

If you did not have a chance, be sure to check out last week’s post: 

Lapp Electric Turns 50 – Week 18 (Educators Mutual, Lighting Seminar & Reliable)  

Work Site

What were you doing in June 1994? For Lapp Electric, we were installing a Sonic Welder for our friends at Exide.

52 Memories of 50 Years

As mentioned earlier, our friends at Make-A-Wish celebrated a memorable anniversary recently. This past Sunday, May 12th, was the 30th anniversary of the Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy. The event began in 1990 with 42 trucks to “grant a young boy’s wish to sit in a big truck and talk to his sister over CB radio.” (Lancaster Online)

Sunday’s event featured over 500 trucks (WGAL).

For at least the last 25 years, Lapp Electric has had the honor of helping with this event by providing lighting and power to the various stands via our generator. This is an event that we enjoy participating in each year and we are thankful for the many volunteers who help make this event possible.

L.A.P.P.E.R. Inspiration

L = Leadership

Not only was this past Sunday Make-A-Wish’s 30th anniversary Truck Convoy, it was also Mother’s Day. In honor of the day, our #LAPPERSundayInspiration quote focused on not only Leadership but also mothers…

“You were born to lead as mothers and fathers, because nowhere is righteous leadership more crucial than in the family.” – Sheri L Dew

We would love to hear from you!

Do you have a memory of Lapp Electric that you would like to share with us? What about pictures that you may have of Lapp Electric, whether it is a panel sticker in your home or a picture of one of our vans. Whatever it is, we would love to see it.

To share memories of years past, you are welcome to visit the contact us section of our website or email us at If you have pictures to share with us, you are welcome to tag us in pictures on social media, email us at or stop by our office and we can scan the picture(s).

Be sure to follow us on social media and check back often to see more on our 50-year history as well as find out more about the year 1969.