Kenton, OH: Eats on the Streets packs a tasty punch for HCCBA

The first Eats on the Streets Festival, sponsored by the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance,
included a car show and a bike show, plenty of food and a packed beer tent. A "Chairs for Hope"
auction, which raised funds for Not By Choice, was popular, with the first chair starting off
the fundraiser with a $2,300 winning bid. (Ada Herald/Darla Crownhart)

By Darla Crownhart  |  The Ada Herald

The first Eats on the Streets Festival, sponsored by the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance, included a car show and a bike show, plenty of food and a packed beer tent. A "Chairs for Hope" auction, which raised funds for Not By Choice, was popular, with the first chair starting off the fundraiser with a $2,300 winning bid. (Ada Herald/Darla Crownhart)
The first Eats on the Streets Festival, sponsored by the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance,
included a car show and a bike show, plenty of food and a packed beer tent. A “Chairs for Hope”
auction, which raised funds for Not By Choice, was popular, with the first chair starting off
the fundraiser with a $2,300 winning bid. (Ada Herald/Darla Crownhart)

KENTON — Classic cars and bikes lined the streets in Kenton while several specialized food trucks catered to the crowds during the first Eats on the Streets Festival sponsored by the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance (HCCBA) in the Kenton Historic Courthouse District.

Live music filled the air and the live auction bidding wars went on despite the light rain. Adirondack chairs sold for up to $2,300. Jacqualine Fitzgerald, Community Development Director of the HCCBA, said, “The chair auction for Not By Choice raised over $12,500 and the food truck vendors told us, we definitely need more food trucks for next year. They were all very happy with how the event went and could not get over the community support and how nice everyone was.”

Six food trucks from Columbus, The Paddy Wagon, Coldstone Creamery, Pitabilities, Schmidt’s Sausage Truck, Phillybuster and Sticky Fingers, lined the north side of the Courthouse from 5 to 10 p.m.

Fitzgerald said, “Despite the weather, at one point we had over 3,000 in attendance. The food lines were, at one point, over an hour and a half wait time. People came out with their umbrellas, and had a great time. The classic car Show and Vintage motorcycles were a hit.”

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