SPRINGVILLE—With more than two dozen vendors, a car show and food trucks, the second annual Fire Trucks and Food Trucks promises something for everyone. Started last year to help raise money for the Springville Volunteer Fire Company, this year’s event will take place Sunday, July 22.
“We did fairly well last year … we’re hoping to do better this year,” event committee member Phil Drozd said.
From Tupperware to pebble art, the vendors lined up for the event run the gamut. Young Living Essential Oils and Lularoe sellers will be joined by Jackie’s Crafts and the Ploetz family.
“We have a lot of vendors … some who have never been down this way before,” Drozd said. “I think there will be something for everyone.”
The Winery of Ellicottville has signed on as a vendor and will be offering wine tasting and bottles for sale.
House of Munch, Buffalo’s Best Grill & Catering and Green Acres Ice Cream will all be selling food throughout the day. Barnstorm will be playing music from 1-5 p.m. in the beer stand, while a car show will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
“We’re trying things a little differently this year,” Drozd said. “We reached out to bunch of different people … to make it a little different.”
That weekend is the Springville-Griffith Institute All Class Reunion, which Drozd said will hopefully benefit the company, too.
“We sort of dovetailed on the All Class Reunion,” he said. “Maybe some of those people will be sticking around and come to our event.”
Along with splitting the cost of shade tents, Drozd said the Kiwanis Club has been helpful in getting ready for both events. Members of the fire company recently spent the day cleaning up Fireman’s Park, including a new roof on the beer pavilion, new fencing and cleaning the grounds.
“The Kiwanis came down and helped us,” he said. “That was really great of them. [The grounds] look a little cleaner, a little nicer.”
The committee has set a goal of 100 vehicles for the car show, and has expanded its trophy classes. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars to sign up, with trophies awarded for a variety of categories.
“I just hope people come down, listen to some music, look at the vendors and just enjoy themselves,” Drozd said. “There’s a lot going on … but there’s something for everyone.”
Proceeds from the event benefit the fire company and its projects. Fire Trucks and Food Trucks is July 22 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Fireman’s Park, Nason Boulevard. Sponsors include Emerling Dealerships, Fornes Insurance, Jim Murphy Dealership, Lamb & Webster, Tim’s Auto and Springville Print Shop.