TRUCKSTOP ON A ROLL
FOOD trucks rolled in to Perth last weekend for the return of TruckStop.
The free touring event was launched at Whitfords Nodes in Hillarys on January 28 and 29 before heading to St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Fremantle, Point Walter Reserve and Perry Lakes in February.
At each location, TruckStop will celebrate homegrown and locally produced street food, craft beer and cider, boutique wine, live music and local artists, along with a range of children’s activities.
The roving eateries will also feature a retro roadhouse fit-out with bespoke and upcycled furniture and decor and plenty of grassed areas for picnic blankets.
Town of Cambridge Mayor Keri Shannon said she was pleased to welcome back TruckStop, which enjoyed a successful series of nights in 2016.
She said the “relaxed bushland setting of Perry Lakes Reserve” was “sure to ignite taste buds with its tasty offerings”.
This year, TruckStop organisers Sunset Events have partnered with the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, with gold-coin donation tins at each event.
Funds raised will go towards a program that provides development sessions for children who have gone through rehabilitation.
These sessions are held at school or at home so the health promotion trainer can adapt the sessions to fit in with their lifestyle and environment.
PCHF chief executive Denys Pearce said the foundation was “immensely grateful” for the support from TruckStop.
“The funds raised will make a huge difference to the thousands of children and their families who depend on Princess Margaret Hospital,” he said.
TruckStop will be at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Fremantle on February 5, Point Walter Reserve on February 11 and 12 and Perry Lakes on February 18 and 19.
Mackenzie Corrigan (front) with Jesse Morgan.