Food truck to raise funds for BCHS

Published 2:35 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015

When Celebrate America arrives this Friday night at Tiger Stadium, it will bring more than the usual fabulous fireworks and fun family activities.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy good food for a great cause — helping the county’s homeless animals.

Wind Creek Casino’s “Good to Go” hospitality truck will be parked in the stadium lot that evening, staffed by casino chefs and assistants serving a variety of festival favorites. All proceeds from food and beverage sales will go to the Butler County Humane Society.

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“We were first contacted several months ago about the Wind Creek truck after a traveler saw one of our donated spay-neuter billboards and called our hotline to leave a message about the service,” said Herbert Morton, president of the BCHS.

“This hospitality truck has been in great demand all over the state and the Florida Panhandle for various fundraising events. We had a hard time finding a time and event that would work out for our area and also mesh with their schedule. We feel as if Celebrate America is the perfect time and place to do this.”

On the menu for Friday night are BBQ chicken and BBQ pork plates with sides of coleslaw and baked beans, BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, cheese fries, nachos and assorted Coke products to wash it all down.

Meals may be purchased “to go” for those unable to stay for the event.

Serving is expected to begin as soon as the gates open at 7 p.m. and to close by 9 p.m. when the fireworks show is slated to begin.

Morton hopes plenty of folks will come out and support the “Good to Go” truck.

“The monies raised Friday night are really crucial to us continuing our mission in the county,” he said.

“Every dollar raised will help us continue to subsidize spay-neuter surgeries for pets adopted through our city/county shelter and give county residents options for low-cost spay-neuter for their pets. It will help more animals, through adoption or rescue commitment, get the fur-ever home they need and deserve. We can’t save them all, but we want to save as many as we can, and that takes the monetary support of our community.”

Information about menu pricing and exact hours of service were not available at press time. Please visit the BCHS’s Facebook page at or visit the organization’s blog site at for any additional information as it becomes available.