Third annual Truckin' in the Grove food truck rodeo held Sept. 27, 2017
Mary Virginia Swain '77C

It was a perfect Indian summer night in the Grove, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, for Saint Mary's third annual Truckin' in the Grove, a private food truck rodeo. This event, sponsored by a generous anonymous alumna who wanted to give something special to the students, has quickly become a beloved Saint Mary's autumn tradition.

This year's event offered a dining and dance area under a tent with festive party lighting and farm tables. A deejay played dance tunes. Many enjoyed a mechanical bull ride. A caricature artist sketched portraits of students, and a photo booth with props provided souvenir printed picture strips with friends to remember the evening.

This year's food trucks included Chirba dumplings, Oak City Fish and Chips, Gonza Tacos, Mini Donuts, The Humble Pig, FRESH ice cream, cupcake truck, and a macaroni and cheese truck.

This year's event was also intended as an inspiration for members of the Saint Mary's community to donate to hurricane relief efforts through the Episcopal Relief and Development disaster relief fund. It's not too late to make a gift to this important cause here.

Thanks to the generous alumnae donor who made this fun tradition happen for our students, faculty, staff, and campus residents, and to Orangerie Events and all participating vendors for creating such a festive event. A good Saint Mary's time was had by all!