This week, local residents had a chance to participate in another springtime food truck event in Forsyth County during the first monthly Food Trucks ‘N FoCo event hosted by the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.
According to James McCoy, president and CEO of the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, this event is just another way of getting residents out in the community to enjoy local businesses and culture.
“This is our second year of hosting the event we call Food Trucks ‘N FoCo,” McCoy said at the event Monday night. “We just want to have a community event that is open to everybody, to bring their families and come enjoy some good music and good food.”
From 5:30 to 8:30 Monday night, more than 400 people meandered through the front parking lot of Lanier Technical College off Ronald Reagan Boulevard in south Forsyth, listening to a live band and eating food from one of almost a dozen food trucks and carts including Happy Belly Kitchen, Let’s Taco ‘Bout It, The Deep South Biscuit Co., The Bento Bus, Gotta Have It Catering, Just Loaf’n, Big C’s Chicago Kitchen, Island Chef Cafe, Sweet Jeanius, King of Pops and Daddy O’Brien’s Irish Ice Cream Pub.
“We try when we can to offer local food options,” McCoy said. “We also have lots of options for local vendors to come show their wares and network with the community.”
McCoy said that Lou Sobh Kia and Honda was the title sponsor of the night and brought several cars out for participants to test drive. Other groups, like Pinecrest Academy, and had tents at the event.
“In a community like Forsyth County, those community bonds are pretty new. People are new to Forsyth County, by and large, and coming to events like this helps people get to know one another and enjoy one another’s company and time,” McCoy said.
He added that the event Monday was originally scheduled to be the second of the year, but that the April date was cancelled due to weather.
For anyone that missed this month’s event, McCoy said that it will take place three more times over the summer and early fall — June 18, July 16 and Sept. 10.
McCoy said that they are also still open to any local groups, vendors or food trucks that want to be part of the event.
He said that anyone interested in learning more should contact the chamber by phone at (770) 887-6461 or online at www.cummingforsythchamber.org.