Thanks for support at the Food Truck Fest

Tuesday October 8, 2013 7:34 PM

To the Editor:

Westerville Area Resource Ministry would like to thank the Westerville community for its outstanding support of the Great Westerville Food Truck Fest, held Sept. 15. The success of this inaugural event was evidenced in the attendance of nearly 8,000 friends who displayed an outpouring of tremendous energy and encouragement! Westerville and Central Ohio attendees helped to package 10,000 meals for the WARM choice pantry, helping to remedy the effects of poverty and moving neighbors in need toward a life of God reliance and self-sufficiency.

This effort was not accomplished alone. WARM enjoyed the partnership of many talented people on the planning team and significant sponsors that believed in and supported the dream of this event. We would like to express our deep gratitude to the following: Sponsors: Nationwide Children's Close To Home; Presenting, and Pepsi; Presenting, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, Emerson, Anne Gonzales; State Representative, Jamie Maze; ReMax, Westar Immediate Heath Associates, Wal-Mart, Cheryl's Cookies, Rotary, Delaware County Bank, Century Insurance, Mac Tools, National Auto Care, ABB, Heartland Bank, Huntington National Bank, Switchbox, Radio U. The Planning and Production Team: Bev Christy; Community Representative, Brian Reed; MojoTago, Brian Thornton; Oh! Burgers, Christa Dickey; Community Affairs Administrator, City of Westerville, David Colley; Community Representative, Grace Lenehan; Otterbein Media, Janet Davis; President, Chamber of Commerce, Jim Ellison; ECDI, John Bokros; Community Representative, Julie Colley; Assistant City Manager, City of Westerville, Kathy Cocuzzi; Mayor, City of Westerville, Kristina Rose; Young Professionals of Columbus, Larry Jenkins; Owner, Human Resource Services, Inc., Laura Horton; Westerville Parks and Recreation Department, Linda Bokros; Community Representative, Lizz Cocuzzi; President, Young Professionals, Columbus, Matt Lofy; Westerville Chamber of Commerce, Mike Evans; Owner, Pizza Mike, Sonya Delane; Community Representative, Suzanne Kile; Westerville City Schools, Tony Gruber; Community Representative, and Willie Franklin; Otterbein Technology. The WARM Team Leadership: Cheryl Wooten; Development and Communications, Lauren Stauffenger; Assistant Development and Communications, Karan Stempko; Volunteer Coordinator and Scott Marier; Executive Director. Food Trucks: Aromaku, Burrito Bus, Butch's Italian Cafe, Cafe2U, Challah, Cilantro, Explorers Club, Gigi's Cupcakes, Kona Ice, MojoTago Nina and Pinta, My Place or Yours, Oh! Burgers, Paddy Wagon, Pitabilities, Pizza Mike, Red Plate Blue Plate, Tatoheads, Tortilla, White Castle. Entertainers: Avalon 9, No Outlet, Eric Gnezda, Christopher Gatsby, Fred Astaire Dancers, Americheer, Otterbein Cheerleaders, Funny Man Bob Simpson, Mackie, i9 Sports, Linda Pettit, Otter, DARE Patrol cars, Health First, Message Bee, Eric Miller Hot Air Balloon, Sandra LaFollette Face Painting. Partners: Chocolaterie Stam, Jimmy V's, Meza, Twist on Olives, Brenda's Cakes. VOLUNTEERS: 0ver 400! Thank You!

Cheryl Wooten
manager, Development and Communications, WARM