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Food Truck Friday returning to Cadiz

CADIZ — For the second year, the village will host a number of food vendors for its Food Truck Friday event beginning later this month.

The Cadiz Business Association decided to bring back the weekly food truck event to the village from May through September. The event started last year when the association wanted to bring something new to the community. Police Chief Ryan McCann, who is also president of the CBA, said it seemed to be a hit last year, so members decided to bring it back once again.

“It’s a nice fundraiser and it helps the community by providing a different place for lunch,” he said. “We just wanted to do it again. We thought it went fairly well last year, and everybody liked it. They wanted different foods, so this year we’re trying to get some different places.”

In addition to giving residents alternatives for lunch, the event also acts as a fundraising opportunity for the CBA. McCann said a $50 participation fee is requested from each vendor. That money is then put back into the community and used toward different projects that benefit the village. Most recently, the CBA donated $1,000 to the construction of the new stage at Sally Buffalo Park.

A variety of trucks will be available to hungry residents each month with the list being updated month-to-month. There will be some new vendors and some returning vendors. McCann said that information will be listed periodically on the Harrison County Visitors Center’s Facebook page.

This month, Desperado Dogs will kick off the event on May 20. The following week, Chick-fil-A will be there on May 27. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until the business is sold out. All the food trucks will be stationed near the square along Main Street across the street from the Harrison County Courthouse.

McCann said they are looking for additional vendors interested in participating. Those wanting to be a part of future Food Truck Friday dates are encouraged to call the visitors center at 740-942-1102.

“A lot of places are already committed to stuff so we’re still looking for more trucks. … If anyone has recommendations for a food truck or can contact someone, please get ahold of us and let us know,” he said.

McCann said the group may extend the dates to include other weekdays if need be.

The CBA has other plans in the works as well. McCann said members are planning to hold a free concert in the fall at the future stage at Sally Buffalo Park. He said they are still working on a date and performers for the show, which will be announced later this year.

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