Every possible palate should be satiated this weekend during Whitehall's fifth annual Food Truck and Fun Festival, set from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 29.

The festival is held on South Yearling Road between Etna Road and Langley Avenue.

More than 30 food trucks offering an almost equal number of cuisines will line South Yearling Road in an event that is gaining in popularity both within and outside of Whitehall, said Kaitlin King, the city's community affairs manager.

"We've been planning this for about four months (and) want everyone to come and enjoy family-friendly fun," King said.

Aside from a fleet of food trucks -- including Paddy Wagon, Yumii Kettle Corn, Funnel Cake Station and Chiky Chiky Waffle -- Whitehall's Food Truck and Fun Festival includes more than 20 marketplace vendors, a Kids Zone and live music on two stages, King said.

Marketplace vendors include those selling handmade soap and clothing, as well as various nonprofit organizations offering services, King said.

Live music includes Three Ton Toad, Drawing Airplanes and national recording artist Chase Bryant.

"We're very excited we are showcasing an up-and-coming national country-music artist, Chase Bryant," Mayor Kim Maggard said.

"Residents and visitors look forward to this festival all year and we believe this will be the best yet."

The Whitehall-Yearling High School marching band also will perform during the event.

South Yearling Road between Etna Road and Langley Avenue is scheduled to close to traffic at 9 p.m. Friday, July 28, in preparation for the event, reopening early Sunday, July 30.

Parking during the festival is available at Beechwood and Etna Road elementary schools.

Shuttles will be available between both parking lots and the festival's entrance from 1 to 10 p.m.

National Night Out

For those who want to extend the celebration, Whitehall will host National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, adjacent to the Whitehall Division of Police, 365 S. Yearling Road.

The city began recognizing National Night Out in 2005, joining other municipalities throughout the United States in a community event held on the first Tuesday of August.

Established in 1984, National Night Out is designed to strengthen communities and thwart crime.

In past years, the Whitehall Division of Police has exhibited its SWAT vehicles and equipment and, with a variety of nonprofit organizations and other public-service entities and police departments, provided public-safety tips and information about services.

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