Euclid Food Truck Festival parks at Orr Ice Arena with veritable feast, carnival style

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Jul. 24—The City of Euclid Recreation Department hosted a first Food Truck Feast on July 23 with a variety of cuisine for citizens to partake in while they enjoyed various activities of the event.

Mac Stephens, director of the Recreation Department for the city, said that he and his staff wanted to bring an array of dishes to the festival.

"We wanted to give our guests a variety of choices, we didn't want to have only one food," Stephens said. "We've got a little bit of everything for people of all different kinds of tastes."

The event was held at the C.E Orr Ice Arena and hosted over ten food trucks that have served throughout the area. The feast included food trucks from Kona ice, Jackpot Chicken, the Bus Stop, Just Wing'n It, Street Yaki Hibachi, Sococreole and many more.

"The Recreation department is happy to put this event on we are very excited," Stephens said. "It is a good time to have people come out and enjoy some good food but more than that just enjoy their good community and mingle with one another."

Flower the Clown and utilizes his balloon animal expertise alongside Ohh Lala as she showcxases her face painting skill to provide a carnival atmosphere for guests at Euclid's Food Truck Feast.(John Butler ??

In addition to the cuisine, the Food Truck Feast offered a variety of activities for guests, young and old.

The event featured live music from Hubbs Groove, a smooth but high energy jazz band that played for guests while they ate meals.

Recess Cleveland provided balloon bouncy houses as large muscle play for children. The feast also was visited by Flower the Clown and balloon animal expertise, and Ohh Lala with face painting skill to provide a carnival atmosphere for guests.

Jungle Terry shows off his boa constrictor Banana-Montana to the guests of the city of Euclid's first Food Truck Feast. (John Butler ??

Among the food trucks and music, Jungle Terry's Traveling Zoo made an appearance, showing off a variety of animals from all over the world, to both entertain the guests and educate them about the wildlife.

Jungle Terry shows off his boa constrictor Banana-Montana to the guests of the city of Euclid's first Food Truck Feast. (John Butler ??

"We have a lot of good entertainment here, Hubbs Grove appeals to a large demographic, they have a loyal fanbase throughout the area. We have of course the bouncy castles and the face painting for the kids," Stephens said. "Jungle Terry is someone we got for the children but, honestly he is just as popular with the adults as he is with the kids. People love to see the animals he brings, and we are happy to provide so many different types of entertainment for all ages."

Stephens and his staff were hard at work with the parks maintenance department in order to make the Food Truck Feast a success.

The City of Euclid Recreation Department hosted the first Food Truck Feast on July 23rd, with a variety of cuisine for citizens to partake in while they enjoy the various activities of the event. (John Butler ??

"I'm excited, we hope to make this an annual event. We really do this for the Euclid community and our neighboring communities, we just want to have a good time," Stephens said. "There is so much social unrest all across the country, and we just wanted to put a feel good event in place for people to come out, relax, have a good time and enjoy the company of each other."

Officials said that they want to make the Food Truck Feast an annual event and plan to have more community wide events in the near future.