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Steve Pratt of HQ Vigilante, right, takes orders at a 2018 Food Truck Throwdown in Corunna’s McCurdy Park.

CORUNNA — Food trucks are set to take over McCurdy Park this summer, beginning from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Food Truck Throw Down and Vendor Market, hosted by Corunna’s Parks and Recreation Department, will begin its fourth season this week and continue every Tuesday all summer.

The weekly event features food trucks, a variety of local vendors, along with new additions such as basketball and cornhole. The final event is scheduled for Aug. 27.

Director Nikki Harrington said patrons will notice several new options this summer.

“We’re trying to diversify our options this year. We have a few new trucks, and every week could be something completely different,” Harrington said. “And it’s not just food trucks — it’s a shopping opportunity, an opportunity to support local businesses.”

Harrington said there will be more vendors this year: with nine already scheduled to set up opening night.

Also new, all proceeds from the event will go toward work on the non-motorized trail that runs through and around the park. Harrington said it’s important to finish the trail.

“Right now, it’s about halfway done. All of our efforts will go toward finishing the trail. It keeps people off the main road and helps keep people off the driveway areas. We’re hoping to raise enough money to get a matching grant to complete the project,” Harrington said.

Harrington said she wants residents to know the event is about much more than food trucks, it’s about supporting the community.

“We’re not just trying to promote our event. We want to promote other people,” Harrington said. “We are trying to build community relationships. If you come on out this summer, you are going to meet a lot of new people, you’re going to eat some good food, and you’re going to build some great relationships.”

The Food Truck Throw Down & Vendor Market is still accepting applications for additional food trucks and vendors. To apply, send an email to the management team at cccvendorevents@gmail.com.

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