Food Truck Rodeo draws in hundreds

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The first Food Truck Rodeo brought in a crowd of about 400 people to Corning on Thursday.

Corning Incorporated and the United Way of the Southern Tier paired up to invite four food trucks to the Little Joe Parking lot by Corning Inc. headquarters.

About $1,000 was raised for the United Way from proceeds made at the food trucks.

The food trucks included Macarollin’ with gourmet macaroni and cheese, Slammin’ Jammin’ BBQ, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Gramp’s Funnel Cakes and Fried Dough.

Along with the good food, attendees enjoyed yard games and music to take their minds off the heat.

“I think it’s great,” Avi Kapadia, an event attendee, said. “I mean it’s a little hot and there are a lot of people out here so I think it’s going to be great.”

MaryKatherine Cornfield, of Corning Inc., spearheaded the event. She said Thursday’s event exceeded her expectations.

“We expected at least a hundred people and I think we had at least a hundred people in the first half and hour of the event,” Cornfield said. “All of our trucks showed up, we have our DJ here, our yard games, we have a beautiful day, so there seems to be a lot of turnout from the community and also from Corning inc. employees as well.”

No word yet on whether the event will continue next year, but Cornfield said she hopes the event will carry on.

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