Mayor’s Update June 2018
Dear Resident and Business Owner,
Last summer, Councilman Andrus and I, along with our wives, attended Chester’s Food Truck Festival which was held in the park adjacent to the gazebo on Main Street in Chester Borough. It was a pleasant evening where we sat on the lawn, had dinner and enjoyed various types of food and drink while listening to live music.
As we prepared to leave the venue, we decided to seek out the promoter of the event to ascertain her interest in promoting the same type of event in Mendham Borough as we thought this would be a great way to promote our community and allow for our residents to socialize, meet new friends and become reacquainted with old ones as well.
After some discussion and visits to Mendham Borough by the promoter to assess locations and parking, it was decided that Mendham Borough would kick off its yearlong celebration of Abner Doubleday’s 200th birthday with a Food Truck & Music Festival!
Food-Beer-Music-Fun, along with a Home Run Derby, and plenty of activities for the young and old are being planned. Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, partnered with some incredible bands, will make for an enjoyable and fulfilling summer day and early evening. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs, dogs and blankets. Dine on excellent food, while enjoying the company of your neighbors and the beverages available in the beer and sangria garden along with plenty of live music. The live music will include an eclectic mix of original and cover music including country, classic rock, blues, Motown and jazz. In addition to the Home Run Derby, other activities will include face painting, balloons, and rock wall climbing.
Cost of admission will be $5 per person (kids under 10 are free) and all attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable canned or boxed item to help support our local food pantry. Please help those less fortunate. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to the Mendham Fire Department and Mendham First Aid Squad.
The food truck festival will be held on Saturday June 16, 2018 between the hours of 11AM and 7PM at the Mendham Borough Park which is at the corner of Mountain and Park Avenue in Mendham Borough, just one block north of the intersection of Main Street. The rain date is June 17, 2018.
This event is a lead up to our outdoor summer concert series which are held on Sunday evenings during July and August in the gazebo at Borough Park. Please check our website for dates, times and featured music.