By Bill Johnson
Too tired to cook after a hard day's work? Looking for a chance to get outdoors, unwind and enjoy north Georgia's fall-like weather in a park setting? Food Truck Tuesdays may be the solution.
Each Tuesday in October, the Norcross Youth Baseball and Softball Association (NYBSA) will host Food Truck Tuesdays at Pinckneyville Park, starting next Tuesday (Oct. 1). These events will feature a variety of "curiously good food" plus live music and family entertainment.
Vendors expected to participate next week, include Primo's Italian Ice, Dippin Dots, On Tapa The World, Pressed for Time Paninis, Champion Cheesesteaks, Chay's New Orleans Mobile Candy, Happy Belly, Buen Provencho.
Live entertainment will be provided free of charge by Jon Oswald, a veteran singer/song writer who lives in Johns Creek and has performed at such famous venues as The Bluebird Cafe and The Family Wash in Nashville.
Youngsters will enjoy various forms of entertainment, including a Tiger Belly Bounce House, Bungee Trampoline and the Log Slammer.
The City of Peachtree Corners is one of the sponsors for the event. Councilman James Lowe III said, "The city looks for opportunities to bring the community together. What better way to do this than good food, live music and kids fun rides."
Proceeds from the event will go to NYBSA, a 501c3 organization that serves over 900 resident families in the Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Norcross, Duluth community and an additional 150-200 visiting families depending on the park’s tournament schedule.
Councilman Alex Wright said, "One of the things that makes Peachtree Corners such a great place to live is the strong sense of community that people have and organizations like NYBSA help create that. We have seen the food truck concept be very well received in other communities and we think bringing it to Pickneyville Park is only going to enhance the great experience people already have when they come to the park to watch the ball games. We hope everyone will get a chance to come out on a Tuesday during October and check it out."
Food Truck Tuesdays offers several levels of sponsorship opportunities. For more information, visit www.norcrossbaseballsoftball.com/.