FOND DU LAC – For many years, there’s been discuss all around town of the desire for much more relatives-welcoming occasions at Lakeside Park, and a lot more foods trucks in the metropolis.
Usually, Walleye Weekend, Art on the Island, Fourth of July fireworks and some fundraiser runs are held at the park throughout the summertime. A different main once-a-year celebration, Flavor of Fond du Lac, previous transpired there in 2018.
But you can find home on the calendar for more enjoyable in the city’s 400-acre park at the shores of Lake Winnebago, and the Mates of Lakeside Park team has structured the initially-at any time Fondy Foods Truck Competition for May possibly 30 on Oven Island.
Organizer Amy Schingen said the idea arose from group surveys and recommendations from a 2015 Lakeside Park Exploratory Committee that positioned festivals and foodstuff trucks high on a record of suggestions that would improve lifestyle in the neighborhood.
Far more concert events and festivals in the park ranked number two on the committee’s listing of suggestions to make Fond du Lac a more lively community with “something for anyone,” as nicely as to spur regional spending and increase community satisfaction of the place.
Fifth on the checklist was increasing the range of foods out there at Lakeside Park as a result of the use of cell foodstuff vehicles. During stakeholder study responses and other responses, there was significant guidance for supplemental amenities relevant to food stuff and beverages in the park, the committee’s report reads.
Close friends of Lakeside Park is partnering with the Fox Valley Foodstuff Truck Affiliation to sponsor the new pageant, which operates from 11 to 2 p.m. that working day. The occasion is free and open up to every person, Schingen mentioned.
“We want to display how foodstuff can be served at the park in an environment that does not leave a lasting footprint,” Schingen reported.
Foodstuff truck choices include things like Vincent’s Smokehouse barbecue, Zous fresh new eggrolls, On the Fritz comfort and ease foods, Los Tres Manantiales Mexican foods, Z’s Pizza, Kona Ice, Ong’s Asian specialties and Cupcake celebration, to identify a handful of.
Picnic tables and shelters will be out there for calming and live audio will be offered by “Until finally Dawn,” a singing duo from Fond du Lac.
The Fond du Lac Softball Association will be serving canned beer, soda and h2o.
The competition also functions the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Business office dive workforce Fond du Lac law enforcement with an inflatable radar pace pitch and a law enforcement dog Fond du Lac firefighters, who will be handing out hats and stickers and the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance with water tests demos.
Rescue businesses Sandi Paws Canine Rescue, Critter Junction and Fond du Lac Humane Modern society will have some animals on web-site for adoption.
The Fond du Lac Racing Pigeon Club will have their homing pigeons at the park, and if the temperature cooperates, website visitors will be in a position to produce messages for the pigeons to carry.
Site visitors can also delight in a Lakeside Park record screen, deal with painting and children’s activities, and drawings for door prizes each half hour.
Schingen explained the Mates group hopes to plan more family-oriented events at Lakeside Park in the potential.
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