Drayton50度灰视频檚 Food-A-Palooza returns May 25

DRAYTON 50度灰视频 Food-A-Palooza is back on May 25 for its third consecutive year at the Drayton Municipal Parkade.

The event was created by family-owned company Hometown Hot Dogs, which was originally started by Christian Giffin and his wife to create a learning opportunity and a sense of income for their 15-year-old son, Daniel.

With the search for a job becoming increasingly more difficult, Daniel50度灰视频檚 parents came to the decision to open a mobile food business.

50度灰视频淢y wife and I have both been in the restaurant business previously, so we spotted this barbecue trailer and we decided to do Hometown Hot Dogs,50度灰视频 said Giffin.

The company operated for a few weeks in 2021 and continued growing as more of the community came together to support the Giffin family.

After networking and spreading word around the township, the idea of a food festival sprung to life.

50度灰视频淚t was well received the first time, and even the second time and the start of the season has been excellent,50度灰视频 said Giffin.

It appears the month of May will continue to host Food-A-Palooza for years to come, as it is a great way to kick off the spring/summer season, with people getting out of the house and spending time with the community, stated Giffin.

The festival will include free admission and live musical entertainment by the New Nelsons, as well as four food trucks with a variety of cuisines such as gourmet hot dogs, authentic German food, Mexican tacos and authentic Jamaican food.

Another addition to Food-A-Palooza will be the crafters50度灰视频 market located in front of the parking lot.

Last year50度灰视频檚 event was focused on displaying young entrepreneurs in the crafters50度灰视频 market, helping them meet locals and gain exposure.

50度灰视频淚 want it to become a Drayton tradition,50度灰视频 said Giffin.

50度灰视频淲e have a lot of people who have home businesses, so we welcome them to come and get out there and meet people, hopefully make some money.50度灰视频

The Giffin family has made some lifelong food friends along the way with many of the vendors returning for year three.

Berlin 95 is one of the food trucks attending the event, focusing on traditional German food with a modern twist.

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With the first year being slower because of the effects of COVID-19, and the fear of entering society again, Schal believes this year50度灰视频檚 growth will be evident.

50度灰视频淚 think that this year in particular you50度灰视频檒l see that it will really take off,50度灰视频 said Schal.50度灰视频淚t50度灰视频檚 just a nice way to bring the community together.

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