Published: Sep 18, 2021 08:00 AM
Organizers estimate 800 people visited the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue (SHVFR) main station last weekend when the company hosted its 2021 Food Truck Frenzy & Craft Fair fundraiser.
The event began at 11 am on Saturday, September 11, with a moment of silence to honor those lost 20 years earlier on 9/11.
Seven food trucks anchored the six-hour event, which was presented in the fire station’s back parking lot under beautiful sunny skies.
Local crafters, vendors, and representatives from Hearts of Hope-Newtown, Newtown BSA Pack 470, and Newtown Youth Wrestling also participated in the fundraiser.
A bounce house entertained the youngest attendees, and yard games added to the fun for all ages.
Organizers announced at the end of last weekend's event that one more similar event will be presented at the firehouse this season. A fall festival is being planned for Saturday, October 23.
Organizers estimate 800 people visited the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue (SHVFR) main station last weekend when the company hosted its 2021 Food Truck Frenzy & Craft Fair fundraiser. Across the back of this photo are four of the seven participating trucks: Bowlvine, Taste Of Grill, Poke Motion, and Cousins Maine Lobster. —Bee Photos, Hicks
Patrick Gehm was very busy on Saturday, when he spent hours filling orders for fresh-squeezed lemonade. Patrick’s parents own Backwoods Dawgs & Catering, a Sandy Hook-based business that was also part of Sandy Hook Food Truck Frenzy. The Gehms sold out of their popular lemonade by mid afternoon.
Food Truck Frenzy Chair Tim Whelan speaks to the crowd on Saturday. Whelan announced at the end of Saturday’s fundraiser that another event, Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Fall Festival, is being planned for Saturday, October 23.
An early customer receives an order from Poke Motion, one of Saturday’s participating food trucks. The fundraiser also included a Beer & Wine Garden with offerings from Nick’s Chilled & Distilled and Reverie Brewing Company, and desserts from Sandy Hook VFR’s Ladies Auxiliary.
Wake Clark considers the shoes left outside the bounce house on Saturday. The Sandy Hook toddler eventually found his way inside the inflatable amusement, which was popular for the full run of the food truck event. Wake’s father, grandfather, and uncle are all officers with Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue.