The first Food Truck Friday event is set for June 1 at Orchard Park.
The event was first approved at the April parks board meeting. It will be sponsored by the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce.
Food Truck Fridays will consist of several food trucks at Orchard Park for the community, as well as music. The festivities will take place from 5-8 p.m.
The purpose of the event is to bring the community together and it will be free for anyone to attend, according to a statement from the Chamber. Attendees would have to pay for items from the food trucks.
In an email sent to Chamber members from Executive Director Charlene Saling, food trucks will be open starting at 5 p.m. and live music will start at 6 p.m.
Food Truck Fridays will also take place on the first Friday in July, August and September.
“We are very excited about this new event for the community and have had a great response from social media as well,” Saling said in the email.
“All food trucks will pay a setup fee, hold a Franklin County Mobile Vendor license, and provide proof of insurance.”
The food truck vendor list will be made available on stclairmo.org/coc next week, Saling told The Missourian. The Roots Church band will be the first musical guest featured on Friday, June 1. Saling added that the is goal to have different music and different food trucks at each of the Fridays.
“It’s going to be fun,” she said.
The food trucks will be parked at the lower entrance parking lot off of Orchard Drive. To not compete with any other events happening at Orchard Park, is the reasoning for the location of the food trucks, according to Saling. There will be signage and directions for attendees.
Saling said that the continuation of Food Truck Fridays for next summer depends on the community’s support this summer.
The Chamber is looking for sponsors for the entertainment. Sponsorship levels are $100 for silver and $250 for gold.
The sponsors and sponsorship level will be displayed on a banner on the entertainment stage, as well as the Chamber website scroll, Facebook page and the TV monitor at the Chamber and license offices.
To become a sponsor, contact the Chamber office at 636-629-1889 or at email@example.com.
For more information, visit business.stclairmo.org/events/details/first-friday-food-trucks-4239.