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SM and Southborough Rotary Team Up for Food Trucks
SM and Southborough Rotary Team Up for Food Trucks

On four Wednesdays this spring (beginning in May and ending on June 6), the Rotary Club of Southborough has been sponsoring a Food Truck Festival for the greater Southborough community, in collaboration with St. Mark's.

The event takes place on the St. Mark's Front Meadow, at the intersection of Marlborough Road (Rt 85) and Main Street (Rt 30), across from the Southborough Pub.lic Library to the west and the Community House to the south. This was the original location of St. Mark's School at the time of its founding in 1865, and was the home to the School's earliest campus buildings until 1890.

Thus far, the weekly Food Truck Festivals have been wonderful community events, with hundreds of people flocking to the front fields to experience some tasty treats or to simply hang out with family and friends outside. The weather has been ideal, with many St. Markers taking advantage of this event (particularly the ice cream).

"St. Mark's has been great opening up the Front Meadow and supporting us with this event. It's a perfect location right in the middle of town to host a community building event such as this," said Christine Narcisse, a long time Southborough Rotary member. "It's a beautiful spot and we are so grateful."

Over the course of the four weeks, nine food trucks from the Metro West and Worcester areas have come to Southborough. Each week, four food truck and one ice cream truck set up on the lawn with tables and chairs. Many just sit in the field or bring a blanket as younger children run around. The trucks are rotated so that there is a different line up every Wednesday. Trucks participating in the Food Truck Festival have included Trombetta's Ice Cream, DogFather (Hot dogs and more), Grub Guru (Asian fusion), Say Cheese (Gourmet Grill Cheese), StrEAT Food Rx (Salads and Tacos - Gluten/Dairy Free), Pangea Cuisine (farm to table burgers and wraps), Anzios Brick Oven Pizza, Travelin Bones (BBQ), and Teddy's Lunch Box (Specialty Wraps & American Food)

"This has been a positive way to connect the school with the town, and we are hoping to make this an annual event", remarked David Vachris, Dean of Student and Southborough Rotary member. "Good for the community and good for St. Mark's!"