Big turnout at Food Trucks in the Valley: ‘They couldn’t have asked for a better day’

Tracy Platt of Shelton, with 13-year-old son Nate, buy a half dozen cupcakes to take home from the Hardcore Sweet Cupcake Truck.

Tracy Platt of Shelton, with 13-year-old son Nate, buy a half dozen cupcakes to take home from the Hardcore Sweet Cupcake Truck.

 

Let’s just say no one went home hungry on Thursday night after dropping by the Food Trucks in the Valley event at Shelton’s Riverwalk. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

The first-ever event raised money for the Parent Child Resource Center (PCRC) and attracted thousands of people to the riverfront park on a gorgeous late afternoon and early evening. Some estimated 3,000 t0 5,000 guests visited in the course of the four-hour event.

People wait in line at the Spud Your Way truck.

People wait in line at the Spud Your Way truck.

They were greeted by about two dozen food trucks, serving up everything from pizza to grilled cheese sandwiches, perogies to cupcakes, and baked potatoes to dipped ice cream cones.

“They couldn’t ask for a better day,” said Al Sambrook of Ansonia, who was there with his wife and son. “I got my fill at the falafel truck.”

Lola, his wife, tried the fish and chips from Szabo’s Seafood in Shelton. “It was so delicious,” she said.

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PHOTOS: A packed crowd at Food Trucks in the Valley in Shelton

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The event also included live music, beer and wine, a classic car show, Shelton Fire Department fire trucks, and children’s activities. Admission was free, with 10% of proceeds from each vendor going to the PCRC.

Look for more photos from the event on this website in the future.

 

‘We had an amazing turnout’

Veronica Parsloe, PCRC development and marketing director, was pleased everything went so well.

Mac and Ireland Starziski, 10-year-old twins from Naugatuck, are all smiles as they devour fried pizza dough. They were with siblings Skyla, 10, and Ty, 6, as well as mom Amy.

Mac and Ireland Starziski, 10-year-old twins from Naugatuck, are all smiles as they devour fried pizza dough. They were with siblings Skyla, 10, and Ty, 6, as well as mom Amy.

“I am overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and generous support from the community,” Parsloe said. “The PCRC wanted to have a fun event that everyone could enjoy and we had an amazing turnout; we could not have been more excited by the reaction of our guests.”

The Parent Child Resource Center provides programs and services for children and families in the Lower Naugatuck Valley, including Shelton.

The event attracted about two dozen food trucks serving a variety of food.

The event attracted about two dozen food trucks serving a variety of food.

Parsloe wanted to thank the many groups and entities that helped coordinate the event. This included:

— City of Shelton

— Shelton Parks and Recreation

— Shelton Police Department

— Shelton Public Schools

— John J. Brennan Construction of Shelton

— Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley

— Main Street Music of Monroe

— Ansonia Public Schools

— Derby Public Schools

— Ansonia Public Schools

— Seymour Public Schools

— Dick Lupkus (local car show coordinator)

— Ansonia Rescue

 

 

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