It was a perfect evening in the Grove, Wednesday, September 25, 2019, for Saint Mary's fifth annual Truckin' in the Grove, a private food truck rodeo for current students, faculty, and staff. This event, sponsored by a generous anonymous alumna who enjoys giving special experiences to our students, has become a beloved autumn tradition at Saint Mary’s.
This year’s event, a Mexican Fiesta, offered dining and dancing under a tent with festive party lighting and a live mariachi band. 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. A new favorite this year was a visit with alpacas.
This year’s food trucks included Dusty Donuts, Hibachi Xpress, Mr. Puebla Mexican food, Humble Pig, Arepa Culture, Fresh local ice cream, Mexi Arepa Grill, and the ever-popular Chirba Chirba.
As a generous donor gives the gift of Truckin’ in the Grove to our school community, Saint Mary’s students, faculty, and staff attending the food truck rodeo were asked to extend their generosity to others by bringing new, travel-sized toiletry items to donate to InterAct of Wake County. InterAct is the only provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services in Wake County, North Carolina - saving lives, rebuilding lives and securing safer futures for individuals and families in our community.
Thanks to our wonderful alumnae donor who made this fun tradition happen once again 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!