Food Truck Frenzy exemplifies family, community bonds

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Food Truck Frenzy exemplifies family, community bonds

Food Truck Frenzy attendees order dessert at Addie Cakes & Lilly Pies last weekend. The annual Food Truck Frenzy took place from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday at Andrew Brown East Park. Photo by Charlotte Vanyo

Food Truck Frenzy attendees order dessert at Addie Cakes & Lilly Pies last weekend. The annual Food Truck Frenzy took place from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday at Andrew Brown East Park. Photo by Charlotte Vanyo

Charlotte Vanyo

Food Truck Frenzy attendees order dessert at Addie Cakes & Lilly Pies last weekend. The annual Food Truck Frenzy took place from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday at Andrew Brown East Park. Photo by Charlotte Vanyo

Charlotte Vanyo

Charlotte Vanyo

Food Truck Frenzy attendees order dessert at Addie Cakes & Lilly Pies last weekend. The annual Food Truck Frenzy took place from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday at Andrew Brown East Park. Photo by Charlotte Vanyo

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

Sitting on a lawn chair with a kid on her lap, Coppell resident and mother Michelle Whitehead watches over her kids playing on her picnic blanket while glancing at families enjoying the open, grassy space in the park.

“[Events like Food Truck Frenzy] brings people together that you may not see during the week,” Whitehead said. “It brings about a sense of community that you wouldn’t get [while stuck in] traffic or a grocery store.”

The same appreciation for the sense of community is mirrored by food truck owners.

“Food Truck Frenzy may be the only time [families] get to be out with their kids is to bring them out to something like this,” Pokey O’s food truck owner Jo McCoy said. “It’s just a neat place and a safe place for the kids.”

Coppell Police Department Sergeant Rhett Matthews thinks events such as Food Truck Frenzy are more than just family bonding.

“This is where the community can interact with their neighbors and maybe meet some new ones,” Matthews said. “It brings a closeness between neighbors, employees of the city and some local home-grown businesses.” 

As the sun started to set, more and more people walked in and out with smiles on their faces as they enjoyed bites of their food between discussions with their fellow residents.

 

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