Dozens of community members attended the first Food Truck Friday event June 1 at Orchard Park.

Three trucks, Wing Nut, Graze and Dana’s Shaved Ice, drew crowds. In addition there was music by the Roots Church Band. The event was sponsored by the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce and community donors.

“I think it went great,” said Tim Davis, who is on the Chamber’s board of directors.

He added that he spoke with attendees who said they had a good time at the park. Most people stayed until closing.

The next food truck evening is set for July 6 from 5-8 p.m. at Orchard Park. Four different food trucks will be part of the lineup at the next event, according to Davis. With the “fantastic” responses from this past Friday, he added that this will turn into “a really cool event.”

Davis said he is looking forward to having more food truck varieties in July.

For the next two events, the St. Clair American Legion will sell beer, according to Executive Director Charlene Saling. The music lineup includes MP3, Electric Hayride and Woodshine.

City Clerk Kim French said she was impressed with Friday’s turnout.

“I really enjoyed the live music and it was really relaxing,” French said.

She added that she is excited to see the outcome of the upcoming food truck events throughout the summer. French noted that she is looking forward to the next lineup of food trucks in July.

Background

Food Truck Fridays was approved at the April St. Clair Parks Board meeting.

The purpose of the event is to bring the community together and it is free for anyone to attend. Attendees have to pay for items from the food trucks.

The events are scheduled for the first Friday of month in July, August and September. Food trucks are open for business starting at 5 p.m. and live music starts at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit stclairmo.org/coc.