A truckload of thanks

06 Nov 2019 | 02:21

The Town of Monroe had the pleasure of hosting another Food Truck Festival on Oct. 19th at Orange & Rockland Park. We are pleased to report that it was our best attended event thus far.

Since its inception in June 2018, the Food Truck Festival has been a catalyst for bringing together the community for a day of fun, food, music and celebration.

We are grateful for the ongoing support we continue to receive for this event from our residents and surrounding communities. It was an honor to support Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley at this event and their mission of granting wishes for children in the Hudson Valley region with critical illnesses.

We gratefully acknowledge our event sponsors: McGoey, Hauser & Edsall, Feerick Nugent MacCartney PLLC, Beer World, Hawkins Delafield & Wood, LLP, Munistat, Webster Bank and Nelson Pope & Voorhis for their generous contributions in helping to fund this event.

As we strive to improve upon each event, we continue to rely on the tremendous team effort led by several town and county personnel. We extend a special thank you to: Councilman Sal Scancarello, Ann Marie Morris, the director of the Monroe Senior Center and department head for Town of Monroe Parks, Jennifer Schnaars, secretary to the Supervisor, Town of Monroe Highway Department, Town of Monroe maintenance staff, Town of Monroe Dial-A-Bus, Village of Monroe Police Department, New York State Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe Joint Fire District Fire Police, Make- A-Wish Foundation Hudson Valley event day volunteers; Rosemary Knapp and Lollie Farrell, Monroe-Woodbury Cheer, as well as Pat Patterson, Ed Scully, Eleanor Cordisco, Geri DeAngelis, and Louise Cavanaugh.

In addition, we extend our thanks to Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, Jim Bakun of the Orange County Office of Emergency Management, John Scherne, Town of Monroe Highway Superintendent, Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Town of Blooming Grove Supervisor Rob Jeroloman, Scott Rosmarin, Kelly’s Party World, Laura Ann Farms, Roe’s Orchard, Johnny Ciao, Bill Dimmit, Michael Vespa and Marangi Disposal.

Thank you to the following businesses and musicians whose participation contributed to our event’s success:

Musical entertainment: Brotherhood, Diablo Station, Geezus Butlers, Twenty/20 Band and Hillbilly Parade.

Food trucks and vendors: 5 Senses Food Truck, Daylight Donuts, Neversink General Store, Allan’s Falafel, Empanada Master, Poke Motion, The Bus, The Latin Garden and Potenza Old World Pizza.

Also: Carrero’s Curbside Café Food Truck, Lil Fry Company, The Wicked Waffle Stick, Cousins Maine Lobster, Mom’s Cooking, Dana Distributors, Daisy Crumm Cupcakes, Parked Prosecco and Nuzzi’s Tin Tavern.

Also: Glenmere Brewing Company, Party Master, Warwick Henna, Not Just Faces, Foreign Objects Beer Company, Ghost Busters of the Hudson Valley, Blend Smoothie & Salad Bar and Robbie’s Ranch Petting Zoo.

Please save the date for the next Food Truck festival taking place on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Orange & Rockland Park.

Stay tuned for details on this event as well as the latest happenings in the town and surrounding communities by visiting our website at www.monroeny.org and signing up for our Constant Contact.

As always, we welcome your feedback as we continue to explore additional ways to foster a greater sense of community through events such as this.

On behalf of our Town Board, we thank you for your continued support and for being a part of the wonderful community of the Town of Monroe.


Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe