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St. Charles Sets Dates for Food Truck Events in Frontier Park

St. Charles Parks and Recreation will host four events in 2013.

St. Charles Parks and Recreation plans to host four Food Truck events in Frontier Park in 2013. 

The food truck events are scheduled for April 16, June 18, August 20 and Oct. 15 -- all Tuesdays -- from 5 to 8 p.m.

Park Director Maralee Britton said the department considered hosting events monthly from April to October but thought that might be too many.

"When we looked at it, it would be overkill," she said. "I know there are others in St. Charles County looking to bring out food trucks as well."

The Food Trucks in Frontier Park will be held every other month on Tuesdays because it doesn't conflict with other city events like Music on Main on Wednesdays and performances by the St. Charles Municipal Band on Thursdays. 

The day also works better for members of the St. Louis Food Truck Association, Britton said.

Last year just 12 trucks came to the first Food Trucks in Frontier Park event and many of the 3,000 people who attended waited in long lines for food. Britton said they're hoping for more than 20 trucks at each event this year. 

"Rightfully, some of the food truck proprieters were concerned, they weren't sure how it would be received," Britton said of the first event. "Having 3,000 plus visitors in the park, they learned St. Charles is very welcoming to food truck events." 

The parks department plans to start looking for entertainment for each event soon. 

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