Food truck rally tonight at Monroe Community Park

Monroe's Food Truck Fair is set for 5-9 p.m. Thursday in Community Park, 500 S. Main St. Eighteen food trucks are registered and Cassette Junkies, a live band, will play. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Monroe's Food Truck Fair is set for 5-9 p.m. Thursday in Community Park, 500 S. Main St. Eighteen food trucks are registered and Cassette Junkies, a live band, will play. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The first of two Food Truck Fairs will be held from 5-9 p.m. today in Monroe Community Park, 500 S. Main St.

Eighteen food trucks are registered to sell a wide range of food and Cassette Junkies, a live band that plays hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s, will perform.

Joshua King, public information officer for the Monroe Police Department, said auxiliary officers and Boy Scouts will be selling drinks to support their programs.

King said last spring the park was packed with people and he expects “the same or bigger crowd” today.

“It will be a good time,” King said.

He said the event also gives the Monroe community an opportunity to interact with police officers and “build positive relationships.”

The fall Food Truck Fair is set for Sept. 15.

Monroe will also host movies once a month throughout the summer and fall. Gary Morton, public works director, said the city is considering rotating the movies around to different parks, including Monroe Crossings Park and Bicentennial Commons.

Morton said the movies are a way to “build community involvement” and introduce the parks to non-residents.

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Monroe's Food Truck Fair is set for 5-9 p.m. Thursday in Community Park, 500 S. Main St. Eighteen food trucks are registered and Cassette Junkies, a live band, will play. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Monroe's Food Truck Fair is set for 5-9 p.m. Thursday in Community Park, 500 S. Main St. Eighteen food trucks are registered and Cassette Junkies, a live band, will play. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Monroe's Food Truck Fair is set for 5-9 p.m. Thursday in Community Park, 500 S. Main St. Eighteen food trucks are registered and Cassette Junkies, a live band, will play. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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