LINES did not deter event goers at the first Food Truck Throw Down held in McCurdy Park, Thursday, June 30. The throw downs will be held every other week throughout the summer.

         Jesse and Holly Walker traveled from Montrose to attend. The couple heard about it from a friend and were not disappointed. “We like Mexican food and were able to get Tamale Rose. It was excellent food and would recommend it to anyone,” said Holly. (Independent Photo/Janae Fear)

McCurdy Park held the first of many Food Truck Throw Downs, Thursday, June 30. Organizer Jason Yerian was worried that only 50 people would show up but over 1,000 did. This meant long lines for the four food trucks present which included Tamale Rose, Las Cinco Chicas, Good 2 Go and Minnicks Real Pit BBQ To Go. An ice cream truck was also supposed to be on hand but didn’t make it due to a breakdown.

“Its not fast food but it is good food,” said Yerian. “There is no charge to food trucks this first year although we will be asking for a donation at the end of the night with all proceeds going to Parks and Rec. The plan is to renovate the commercial building so that it can be used year-round for markets and other events.”

The next throw down will be Thursday, July 14. Organizers plan to have more food trucks participate and the event will include a corn hole tournament and water balloon wars. There will also be a coffee truck that will be selling coffee for a donation with all proceeds to benefit Parks and Rec. It is suggested that those attending bring a picnic blanket or chairs as seating is limited.

was last modified: July 11th, 2016 by Karen Elford