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Food Truck Fridays coming to Cadiz

CADIZ — Beginning later this month, a food truck vendor will set up shop each week in the village as a part of its new Food Truck Fridays.

The Cadiz Business Association is sponsoring the upcoming events. Cadiz Police Chief Ryan McCann, who is also president of the CBA, said the village wanted to bring something new to the community that residents would enjoy.

“We wanted to come up with something for right now to provide something different for people in the community,” he said. “We’ve seen other communities doing it and thought it would be a good thing for people to get out and enjoy.”

McCann said the CBA already received a great deal of positive feedback about the planned weekly events. He said he is hoping for a good turnout.

“There’s a lot of people who are really excited about it and looking forward to it,” he added.

The upcoming dates and vendors include;-∫ April 30 — Wood Fired Pizza Co.;

– May 1 — Chick-fil-A;

– May 7 — Gary’s Hot Rod BBQ;

– May 14 — Ideal Provisions;

– May 21 — Gary’s Hot Rod BBQ;

– May 28 — Wood Fired Pizza Co..

McCann said all of the food trucks will be stationed near the square along Main Street across the street from the courthouse with the exception of the Chick-fil-A food truck, which will be located at the old school parking lot on East Market Street. Food Truck Fridays will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until the business is sold out.

If all goes well, the CBA is considering making the event an annual occurrence or possibly even extending the dates into the summer. So far, the last day is set for May 28.

Tiffany Nardo, co-owner of the Wood Fired Pizza Co., said the pizza company is looking forward to expanding its customer base into the village.

“It’s a good opportunity to go to another area and expand our horizons and serve new communities. We’re happy they thought of us and reached out and are allowing us to be a part of it,” she said.

Nardo said a percentage of the company’s sales during the event will be donated to the village for a new gazebo.

The CBA also continues to plan for a community festival — the Cruise-in Concert on the Square. This is the first year for the event. McCann said although plans are still in the works, the festival is set for June 19 along a portion of North Main Street.

The concert on the square will include food, beverages, a car show and live entertainment. The car show will be held from 1-5 p.m. with live music beginning at 4:30 p.m. and playing throughout the evening.

Not only will the event provide entertainment for residents, it will also serve as a community fundraiser for local organizations including the CBA, Sally Buffalo Park, the Cadiz Volunteer Fire Department, Cadiz Softball Association and more.

“A lot of people want to get involved, so we’re still booking vendors. We will have more information on what all will be available as we get closer to the event,” McCann said.

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