The First Annual Food Truck Rodeo was held Saturday, and 100 percent of ticket sales went to support The Wounded Warrior Project.

The event was held at Homewood Suites by Hilton in Pinehurst.

The benefit kicked off with an opening ceremony, which included  a performance of the National Anthem by The Miss Greater Sandhills Girls. The event featured live music from August Burning and also Mark McKinney & Co.  

There was something for everyone including Spider-Man, face painting, a bouncy house, games, and of course, food trucks galore to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Wounded Warriors serve injured post 9/11 American Veterans and service members.

According to The Wounded Warriors’ website, “More than 52,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in recent military conflicts with 500,000 living with invisible wounds, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder and 320,000 experiencing debilitating brain trauma.”

Homewood Suites by Hilton’s Events Manager, Christi Burns, said the Food Truck Rodeo was an enormous success.

“We raised over $3,000 for this amazing organization. We had around 450 people in attendance, and these are excellent totals for a first time event.”

To learn more about The Wounded Warrior Project, please click here.


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