Rodeo on Rosemary Returns with a Fundraiser to Benefit TABLE

Post Date:03/14/2019 5:09 PM
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On Sunday, March 31, from 1 to 4 p.m., area food lovers and families can enjoy an afternoon of fun activities and favorite food trucks in support of a great cause. The Rodeo on Rosemary returns to downtown Chapel Hill for the fourth time and to a new location in the parking lot at the intersection of Rosemary and Columbia streets.

The Rodeo will feature 14 area food trucks including Cousins Maine Lobster, Bandidos, JAM Ice Cream & Shaved Ice, and Chirba Chirba Dumplings. Attendees who purchase Sampling Cards for $20 can choose to get up to 10 samples from 10 different trucks. Each vendor will provide 2-3 bite sized options.

In addition to food truck fare, there will be fun activities for kids of all ages to enjoy, including a bounce house, games, and The Circulator, Chapel Hill Public Library’s mobile unit.  Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Ahmod Camp. 

The Rodeo continues to be a collaboration between the Town of Chapel Hill and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, and this year TABLE joins the event as its non-profit partner.  TABLE delivers healthy, emergency food aid every week to kids in our community, serving more than 650 children each week through its hunger relief programs, and provides nutrition education to 270 children. 

Suzanne Tormollen, TABLE’s director of community relations, says that the organization is pleased to be a part of this event. “We see this as a great way to both enjoy some great food and fellowship and to remind the community that so many in Chapel Hill and Carrboro go hungry every day.”  A percentage of proceeds from the event will directly benefit TABLE.

For the Town of Chapel Hill, this event is a way to be responsive to community interests and give community members a taste of the many food trucks from around the Triangle.  Matt Gladdek, executive director of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, says this is a great way to bring people to downtown Chapel Hill.  He notes that “While people might come to support TABLE and sample a food truck, we hope they will plan to spend the whole afternoon exploring what downtown Chapel Hill has to offer.” 

While the parking lot at Rosemary and Columbia streets will be unavailable for cars that day, there are many other parking options. On Sundays, they are all free. For more information and a map of all downtown parking visit www.parkonthehill.com

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