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Hugh MacRae Park will be a foodie’s paradise this Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. when it plays host to a food truck rodeo.

The event, which has been held twice a year since 2013, benefits New Hanover County Parks Conservancy projects. This weekend’s rodeo will be the largest yet, according to Janine Powell, the director of donor relations for New Hanover County Parks and Gardens.

“We have a record number of trucks this time,” Powell said, saying there will be 10 total trucks offering a variety of food options to visitors.

Two trucks, T’Geaux Boys, which serves New Orleans-style food, and A&M Red Truck, which specializes in sliders, will be attending the event for the first time. Everything from barbecue to ice cream will be available. Beer and wine will be sold by Fermental and Noni Bacca, respectively. There will also be music provided by Boba Funk.

The event is free to enter, but the Parks Conservancy of NHC will net a part of the trucks’ profits.

“We get a portion of the sales,” said Powell. “The proceeds from Sunday are going to benefit Ogden Skatepark.”

This past spring’s rodeo, which was held in March, also benefitted the state-of-the-art skating facility that will be built in Ogden Park. Powell said more fundraisers are being planned for the future.

“We’re working with local skate groups to hold a skating fundraiser for the park,” said Powell, who said the date for that event has not yet been finalized.

While ground has not yet been broken on the project, Powell said they are eager to get started on it.

“We’re ready to get going whenever we can,” Powell said.

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