Relay cashes in on food truck craze


By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@s24517.p831.sites.pressdns.com



Guests enjoy a cold ice cream on a hot day at the first vendor and food truck festival held to benefit Yadkin Relay for Life.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Travis Frye and Blue Mountain perform at the first vendor and food truck festival hosted by Yadkin Relay for Life.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Classic cars are on display at a food truck and vendor festival fundraiser hosted by Yadkin Relay for Life.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Visitors find delicious treats at several food trucks on site in Yadkinville for a Relay for Life fundraising event.


Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

A food truck and vendor festival was held in downtown Yadkinville on Saturday to benefit Yadkin County Relay for Life. Volunteers from all across the county work year-round on behalf of the American Cancer Society to raise funds through the Relay for Life event. This year’s main event took place in May, but the fundraising for the year will continue through the end of August.

With Saturday’s event, plus a Bingo event scheduled for Aug. 12, organizers hope to meet their $100,000 goal for the year.

“I think we have a good crowd for the first time doing it, so I’m excited,” said event organizer Paula Casstevens.

The group hosts a vendor fair in November each year at the Yadkin Moose Lodge, but the outdoor festival with food trucks was a first-time event. Casstevens said she hopes it will become an annual tradition.

“I think we’ll do it every year,” she said.

In addition to craft, jewelry and clothing vendors, there were several food trucks at the event. Vendors paid a donation fee to participate in the event and food trucks donated 10 percent of their sales to the cause.

Two local bands, Travis Frye and Blue Mountain and Holy Obsession, performed at the festival. Classic cars were also on display as the Cruises group hosted a 50/50 raffle to benefit Relay for Life.

The next fundraising event for Relay for Life will be a Bingo night at the Yadkin Moose Lodge on Aug. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter or Instagram @RippleReporterK.

Guests enjoy a cold ice cream on a hot day at the first vendor and food truck festival held to benefit Yadkin Relay for Life.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_relay_2.jpgGuests enjoy a cold ice cream on a hot day at the first vendor and food truck festival held to benefit Yadkin Relay for Life. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Travis Frye and Blue Mountain perform at the first vendor and food truck festival hosted by Yadkin Relay for Life.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_relay_3.jpgTravis Frye and Blue Mountain perform at the first vendor and food truck festival hosted by Yadkin Relay for Life. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Classic cars are on display at a food truck and vendor festival fundraiser hosted by Yadkin Relay for Life.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_relay_4.jpgClassic cars are on display at a food truck and vendor festival fundraiser hosted by Yadkin Relay for Life. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

Visitors find delicious treats at several food trucks on site in Yadkinville for a Relay for Life fundraising event.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_relay_5.jpgVisitors find delicious treats at several food trucks on site in Yadkinville for a Relay for Life fundraising event. Kitsey Burns Harrison | Yadkin Ripple

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

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