‘Food Truck Rally in the Park’ brings crowd to Greenville City Park


By Carolyn Harmon - charmon@aimmedianetwork.com



A “Food Truck Rally In The Park” took place Sunday, July 23, in the Greenville City Park. Pictured are face painter Mallory Riddle (left) painting a unicorn on the face of Lovey Crowell.


Carolyn Harmon | The Daily Advocate

“Food Truck Rally In The Park” took place Sunday, July 23, in the Greenville City Park. “This past Sunday we were very pleased,” Kim Murray, chairwoman of “Food Truck Rally In The Park” said. “The weather was very iffy, but it cooperated and people came out and supported all of the vendors.”


Carolyn Harmon | The Daily Advocate

GREENVILLE — Coral Crowell, of Greenville was having fun at the “Food Truck Rally In The Park” Sunday at Greenville City Park.

“We came here a month ago and it is a good time,” she said. “They do some face painting and they have some delicious “Nacho Pig” (one of the food trucks). It’s delicious. It’s good food you can only get at the fairs, without the fair price.”

The event took place from 3-7 p.m., prior to the Municipal Band Concert. The four food trucks that participated were “Nacho Pig” and “Crème de la Crème Cakery”, both from the Darke County area; “McNasty’s Great Food Express Bus” and “Hunger Paynes”, from the Dayton area. In addition face painting was available by artist Mallory Riddle and the Roundhouse was open and staffed by Person Centered Services Director Mark Middlecoff. He said most people were hitting him up for desserts and drinks.

According to “Food Truck Rally In The Park” Chairwoman Kim Murray, of Greenville, the Food Truck rallies started about three years ago, as a Main Street Greenville event. Former Main Street Greenville Executive Director Amber Garrett had the idea to move it to the park to attract more people to the evening concerts, Murray said. Murray went before Greenville City Council and the Greenville City Park Board to get permission. Since the rallies moved into the park, there have been five. She and Jason Blackburn have been organizing the events together. Jason and his wife Jenni own “Creme de la Creme Cakery.”

“Jason has been very helpful and has taken a lot of this on,” Murray said. “This past Sunday we were very pleased. The weather was very iffy, but it cooperated and people came out and supported all of the vendors.”

David Garrett attended the event and said he was grateful for the fun it brought.

“This town used to have two movie theatres and two bowling allies and it was always hopping,” he said. “There is no wonder there are problems with these kids. There is nothing for them to do anymore.”

“We hope to grow the event and have more food trucks in the future,” Murray said.

The next two food truck rallies will take place on Sunday, August 6 and Sunday, September 3.

A “Food Truck Rally In The Park” took place Sunday, July 23, in the Greenville City Park. Pictured are face painter Mallory Riddle (left) painting a unicorn on the face of Lovey Crowell.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/07/web1_foodtruck1.jpgA “Food Truck Rally In The Park” took place Sunday, July 23, in the Greenville City Park. Pictured are face painter Mallory Riddle (left) painting a unicorn on the face of Lovey Crowell. Carolyn Harmon | The Daily Advocate

“Food Truck Rally In The Park” took place Sunday, July 23, in the Greenville City Park. “This past Sunday we were very pleased,” Kim Murray, chairwoman of “Food Truck Rally In The Park” said. “The weather was very iffy, but it cooperated and people came out and supported all of the vendors.”
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/07/web1_foodtruck2.jpg“Food Truck Rally In The Park” took place Sunday, July 23, in the Greenville City Park. “This past Sunday we were very pleased,” Kim Murray, chairwoman of “Food Truck Rally In The Park” said. “The weather was very iffy, but it cooperated and people came out and supported all of the vendors.” Carolyn Harmon | The Daily Advocate

By Carolyn Harmon

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