Food Truck Friday returns to Union Cemetery with four trucks and live music April 21, sponsored by Union Hill
Monthly Friday lunches feature backdrop of Kansas City, history, picnic tables and park green space; events benefit the Union Cemetery Historical Society
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 13, 2016) – Returning for its third year, Union Hill announces its sponsorship of Food Truck Fridays at Union Cemetery. The events are held at Union Cemetery in Union Hill from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each month through September, featuring at least four trucks per event. Food Truck Friday kicks off its first event of the season Friday, April 21, at the Union Cemetery picnic tables from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This month’s event will feature three lunch trucks, a dessert truck and live music.
Food Truck Friday is sponsored by Union Hill, with special thanks to Katie Heschmeyer with Reece Nichols Realty for her help in sponsoring the events. Food Truck Friday directly benefits the Union Cemetery Historical Society (UCHS) with 10 percent of proceeds donated back to enhance the beauty and preserve Union Cemetery’s history. One lucky attendee will be selected at each Food Truck Friday to receive a complimentary lunch at the following month’s event.
Where: Union Cemetery
227 East 28th Terrace
Kansas City, Missouri.
April 21 Food Trucks:
- Pita For Good, serving made-from-scratch Mediterranean cuisine
- KC Pinoy, serving fresh Filipino cuisine
- Werner’s on Wheels, serving hand-crafted sausages and meats
- Coffee Cake KC, serving coffee and gourmet cupcakes and cookies
Upcoming Food Truck Fridays (participating food trucks announced prior to each):
- Friday, May 19
- Friday, June 16
- Friday, July 21
- Friday, August 18
- Friday, September 15
Union Cemetery is part of the Kansas City Missouri Parks & Recreation Department and is Kansas City’s oldest public cemetery. UCHS preserves the legacies and shares the stories of civic leaders, founding families and generations of Kansas Citians through self-guided tours of the cemetery and speaking at civic organizations. UCHS oversees documenting and ensuring the history of the families and their Kansas City contributions while also maintaining Union Cemetery as a public green space with walking paths.
Stay tuned to Union Hill and UCHS’s social media pages for updates, including specific food trucks and various offerings throughout the event. For additional information, please contact UCHS President Kevin Fewell: (816) 472-4990.
About Union Hill
Established in 1857, Union Hill is one of Kansas City’s oldest continuous neighborhoods with more than 1000 residents. Union Hill is a true urban neighborhood, spanning 16 city blocks nestled between Main Street on the west, Gillham Road on the east, the 31st Street corridor on the south and approximately 29th Street on the north. Overlooking the downtown skyline, the Union Hill district offers convenient living surrounded by green space, dining, arts, entertainment, fitness and some of Kansas City’s major employers. Union Hill has a more than 30-year history of local ownership and solid development that builds on its 150 years of history. For more information, visit www.unionhill.com or follow the latest at on www.facebook.com/unionhillkc, @UHILLKC on Twitter and Instagram or call 816-777-5900.
About Union Cemetery Historical Society
Union Cemetery Historical Society (UCHS) was organized in 1984 under the guidance of the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department. Its original purpose was to collect data about historic Union Cemetery and to gather biographical information about the people buried here. Since then, the society’s mission has expanded to include partnering with the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department to preserve and protect Union Cemetery’s grounds as well as its records. For additional information, please visit www.uchskc.org.