PINCKNEY – Visitors lined the streets of Pinckney around the Putnam Township Square for the final Food Truck Fridays event of the season, which runs until 8 p.m. Friday.
Cars searched far and wide for parking spots, some leaning on lots at dentist offices or libraries, looking to find a spot. Drivers seemed eager to enjoy a day at the square.
Food truck offerings ranged from burgers and barbecue to fair foods, tacos, pizzas, seafood, and even more.
Food trucks included, Big Kahuna Burger, Clyde’s Pit, Two Brothers BBQ Mac Shack, Smoke Doctor, Heaven on a Roll, Fun Food Express,Simply Spanish, Peace Love & Tacos, Captain’s Wood Fired Pies, Detroit Original Seafood Truck, Fire Up Grill LLC, Rise & Grind and Sup Dogs LLC.
Fun included pie-a-pirate, where Pinckney’s middle school and high school cheerleaders put whipped cream on a plate and threw pieces into the faces of volunteers.
Pinckney Cheerleading Coaches Kelly Rysso and Alexis Kramer said that the cheerleaders have to do lots of fundraising to keep up with the cost of the sport. They held the pie-a-pirate event last year at Food Truck Fridays and collected around $3,000. They hoped to do the same with this year’s fundraiser.
The duo said the funds will go towards purchasing new uniforms for the middle school team, which haven’t been replaced since 2015. The funds will also go towards scholarships, new mats and other uniforms.
Rysso said mats can cost up $20,000 for a set, whereas tops for the uniforms run about $160 a piece, with $48 each for the skirt, totaling over $200 per uniform.
Other entertainment scheduled for the day included business/art expo, fire truck and safety exhibit with Putnam Township Fire Department, Chambers Family Farm wagon rides and the Pinckney Farmers Market. Entertainment is expected from Sanctuary Band, Grace Marie and The 3rd Chapter.
Food Truck Fridays was created because of events being canceled throughout the pandemic. Rick Beaudin, chairman of the Pinckney Putnam Hamburg Hell Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber didn’t host Art in the Park for two years.
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