Get your eats on, says the Lower Makefield Board of Supervisors last week as they approved a food truck festival for Memorial Park on June 6, in partnership with Mommy’s Lil’ Black Book.
The board of supervisors approved the event after a brief presentation by Director of Parks and Recreation, Monica Tierney.
Tierney said the response to last years impromptu event led to requests from residents for similar community outings to be held in the township and was recently approached by organizers from the popular website.
“I think this would be a great event to try and see how it goes”, Tierney said.
Tierney, in her presentation, explained the township would at least break even holding the festival after discussions with organizers.
Originally, she said, the cost for food trucks to register would have been around $150, and after calculating Township expenses such as; police, porta potty rentals and additional employees, we requested an increase for vendor registration to be raised to $250, which organizers agreed to.
We get to have a great event with no cost to us, said Tierney.
Parking for attendants of the festival would be on the east side of the park in the grass as was done last year, officials said.
A moon bounce ($5), face painting, costume characters will also be on hand for the festival in addition to other activities, Mommy’s Lil Black Book offers.
Supervisor John Lewis suggested there be a township make a table available for the cross selling of pool and dog park registrations.
Tierney said plans are in the works for one, possibly with a coupon added for residents to bring to the festival.
Supervisors further inquired about logistical details and were satisfied with the plans asking to be kept up to date as the festival date approaches.
“I do believe in doing things that build community,” said Supervisor Suzanne Blundi. “Breaking even is good. Making some money is better,” she said in comments about the festival.
Tierney hopes to obtain sponsors for the event to defray the minimal costs she said.