Eat the Street Returns at a New Location

Eat the Street Food Truck Festival, Franklin’s first food truck-themed fundraiser, returns for its fourth run on May 8.

The annual event, which benefits the 21st Drug Court and attracted an estimated 10,000 attendees last year, will be moving from Main Street to the recently completed Bicentennial Park on 3rd Avenue, making it the City’s first event to be held at the new park.

The City of Franklin sees the new Third Avenue North extension as a great location to host special events. “We’re excited that Eat the Street will be a pioneer,” stated Mayor Ken Moore.  “It’s such a special location – you’re still in downtown Franklin and close to many parking options, including two free parking garages.”

“The fact that is the first event to be held at the Bicentennial Park only adds to my excitement.” said Phil Newman, president of the board of directors of the 21st Drug Court and co-chair for Eat the Street. “I’m grateful that the City of Franklin and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen continue to support the 21st Drug Court by allowing us to host Eat the Street, which is our most important fundraiser of the year. The money raised through sponsorships, vendors’ fees and private donations enables us to continue to provide participants in our program with the services, treatment and supervision they need on a day in and day out basis to successfully manage their recovery.”

More than 20 food trucks and carts have already signed up for the event, with several more slots to be filled. Businesses interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities and benefits should contact Phil Newman at pnewman@pnmlaw.com.

The Friday, May 8 event will run from 5 – 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.eatthestreetfranklin.com, like on Facebook at facebook.com/EatTheStreetFest or follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/ETSFranklin.

About 21st Drug Court 
The 21st Drug Court provides a cost-effective treatment alternative to the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee’s traditional sentencing for non-violent offenders whose crimes result from drug or alcohol addiction. The 21st Drug Court works with representatives of law enforcement and the courts as participants engage in a highly supervised, two-year program. Participants accepted into the program are required and assisted by staff in securing safe and affordable housing, employment, education, and healthy relationships. For more information, please visit http://www.21dc.org or call 615.595.7868.