Food truck festival, 5K benefiting ACS Sister Schools

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The Alabaster City Schools Sister Schools project is looking to give locals a chance to enjoy a spring day at the park while supporting the community’s ongoing efforts to partner with a town in Honduras.

The Sister Schools project will be hosting its annual “Hoofin’ it for Honduras” 5K on May 13 beginning at 9 a.m. at Veterans Park off Alabama 119, and also will be adding a food truck festival from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

“We decided to add the food truck festival this year just to generate more activity at the event,” said Sister Schools volunteer and Thompson Middle School Assistant Principal Desaree Jackson. “We’ve gotten a great response from the food trucks already.”

The day will kick off with the 5K race from 9-10 a.m., followed by a kids’ one-mile fun run from 10-10:45 a.m.

To register for either of the races, visit Runsignup.com/race/AL/Alabaster/Hoofinitforhonduras. Advance registration is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the kids’ one-mile fun run, but prices will increase after 9 p.m. on May 12.

Registration before May 7 includes a T-shirt for the 5K and a goodie bag for the fun run. Race day registration will end at 8:30 a.m. on May 13 for the 5K and at 10 a.m. for the fun run. All proceeds will benefit the Sister Schools project.

New this year will be the food truck festival after the 5K, which will feature several area trucks offering everything from cupcakes to barbecue.

“We tried to get a lot of different food trucks, but not have a lot of trucks offering the same thing,” Jackson said. “We asked the community which trucks they’d like to see out there, and then reached out to those trucks.”

As of March 13, the festival had secured the following trucks:

-Dreamcakes

-Frios

-Eugene’s Hot Chicken

-Chubbfather’s

-Rooski’s Flatbread

-Master Taco

-Frou Frou Mobile Boutique

-K&J’s Cupcake

-Swamp Monster BBQ

-Kona Ice

-Delightful Desserts Birmingham

The food truck rally is free to attend, and 10 percent of all purchases will be donated to the Sister Schools project.

Through the Sister Schools project, ACS has partnered with Jutiapa, Honduras, over the last few years, and has made multiple trips to Central America to complete upgrades ranging from a new medical clinic to a water purification system.

This year, ACS students and teachers will return to Honduras from June 11-18 with the primary goal of constructing a new classroom for the town’s school.

For more information about the 5K and Food Truck Festival, visit Facebook.com/acssisterschools.