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Franklin's First Food Truck Festival 'Surpassed Expectations'

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SOMERSET, NJ - More than 1,500 people attended the first ever Food Truck Festival held at Franklin High School Saturday, June 9.

The event was jointly organized by the Franklin High School Project Graduation team and the Franklin Athletics Booster club, to raise funds for this year's Project Graduation event which will be held at the high school June 29. All proceeds from the Food Truck Festival will benefit FHS students, according to organizers. 

The day was deemed successful by organizers and they hope the festival will become a new community tradition. 

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"We would like to thank the community for coming out and supporting the students of Franklin High School," FHS Athletics Booster Club President, Marissa Gallagher said. "Our first ever Franklin Food Truck Festival surpassed our expectations. It was a great day and we hope to make it an annual event."

Gallagher says organizers plan to make the event bigger and better next year, and hope to add live music. 

Attendees had the opportunity to grub on food from Carnivale Donut, Carnivale Concessions, Cheezen, Sip & Swirl Ice Cream, Rolling Dough Wood Fire Pizza, Taco Shelly, Seasons Bistro, House of Cupcakes, Zoelily Empanadas, and the Gelato.

More than 45 vendors were on hand to sell various goods and services to attendees. Government service providers also had stations set up to provide information to the public. 

 A Kid's Zone area offered face painting, blow up rides, and other activities. Local businesses donated items for an end of the night raffle. The event also included a DJ and live performances. 

Participating Vendors 
American Heart Association
Amway
Arbonne
Bath Fitter
Bedu African Clothing & Jewelry
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Color Street
Damsel in Defense
David Lerner Associates
D.S. Sports Collectibles
Franklin Athletics Booster Club
Glamour Girl Diva Ladies LLC
Gold Canyon
Henna by Dana
Just Pure by Alicia
Kumon Math and Reading Center of Somerset
Lady Bhagah
Le'Pearl
Let Faith Hope and Love Help you Heal the Soul
Lisa's Handpainted Gifts and More
Ms. Lindsay's Lil' Rockers
O'Savon
Old Dominion Charm
Paparazzi Accessories
Perfectly Posh Skin Care
Planetarium at RVCC
Premire Design Jewelry
Project Graduation
Pure Romance
Read My Lips by Nancy
Right at Home
Scentsy with Sasota
Set it Off Accessories
Studio L Bridgewater
Sylvan Learning of Hillsborough
TapIntoFranklin
Tastefully Simple
The Konscious Scents
The Max Challenge
Those LuLaRoe Girls (The Fashionista Family, LLC)
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovsky
University Orthopaedic Associates
Usborne
VGLAMBAR.com
Villagers Theatre
 
Participating Service Departments
Franklin Township Police Dept.
Millstone Valley Fire Dept.
Elizabeth Ave. Fire Dept.
Middlebush Fire and Rescue

Local businesses continue to support the Organization by generous donations. This year our supporters include Franklin Township Municipal Alliance, Franklin Township Police Department, Elizabeth Avenue Vol. Fire Company Ladies Auxilary, Venus Jewelers, Renaissance at Raritan Valley HOA, Bound Brook Moose Lodge 988, Premier Homes, Marigold, Joy Systems, Stop and Shop, WaWa, Somerset County Vo Tech, SSP Architects, DRG Architects, Zarephath Christian Church, Eagles, Glen Goldstein, DMD, Peter and Lorraine Provenzale, La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppe and Parker McCay Attorneys.

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