UNION, NJ – Despite the threat of rain and the chilly weather, the Food Truck Festival took place on Saturday afternoon and hundreds came out to pick up lunch or dinner, listen to music, and support Union High School’s Project Graduation.

Mayor Suzette Cavadas thanked the crowd for coming out to support Project Graduation.  “I’m very honored and blessed to be in a Township where the sense of community is a priority.  I take that very seriously.”

All proceeds of the afternoon went to Project Graduation.  Project Graduation is the annual alcohol, drug and tobacco free celebration for graduating seniors given on graduation night.  Activities and events are held throughout the year which create an atmosphere for the class to bond together, as well as raising funds needed to ensure that Project Graduation is a gift from a “caring community”.

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Cheryl Fiske, math teacher, senior class advisor and prom coordinator, said “after graduation, we host a big event to keep our seniors safe and help them to have a great time.”  Union High School graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 22.

The event featured performances by The Funk Patrol and 9:53 Music Group.  Food trucks included the Empanada Guy, Angry Archie's,  House of Cupcakes, The Laboratory Catering, Suzie's Rolling Wrappers, the Tasty Trolley, Big John’s Gourmet Burgers, Pie Oh My Wood Fired and Jerkin Chicken Truck.

Because of the morning rain, the Great Inflatable Race was postponed until September 15.