Supper Truck Saturday is undergoing changes

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“On the cruise ship of life, Charlie Brown, which way is your lounge chair facing?” “

Some people will still choose to face the stern of the ship and focus on where they have been or what could have been. But many more will face the arc, eager to see what the future holds.

Florida cities like Vilano Beach and Micanopy are alive and growing year after year because they continue to look for ways to keep their culture intact and become a place that others will enjoy. Hastings too is forward-looking, embracing its history, the talents and strengths of its residents, and its multicultural culture. There is no reason why the culture of this city and the rural and agricultural communities that surround it should be erased; it is much more powerful that this culture is adopted and shared with others.

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And that’s the purpose of the new quarterly Supper Truck Saturday events hosted by the Rotary Club of Hastings.

While the monthly events have been fun, by moving Saturdays from dinner trucks to a quarterly schedule, the club is able to extend the hours and make it a bigger event for residents. The club will host food trucks, washrooms and washing stations, a main street market as well as music from DJ Danny Fro. This is your chance to get out and mingle with family and friends in an authentic rural town in Northeast Florida. Shop from the various tables set up by local residents and businesses for homemade treats, crafts and art, or sort items shared in the attics and garages of local residents.

The next events will be Hello! The Saturday of the Fall Supper and the Main Street Market on September 25 and the Hello! Winter event on December 18th, just in time for special Christmas gifts! The Rotary club asks for a donation of $ 10 for tables and a donation of $ 5 if vendors have their own table. Awnings are welcome, but not provided. All proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Hastings Community Events Fund. Be fashionable – go to the countryside.

The Rotary Club thanks the following people for creating Hello! The Summer Supper Truck event on June 26 is a success: Yamo Italian Street Food, Jimmy’s BBQ, Late Risers and B&T BBQ Soul Food, the Azalea Brewery team, the awesome DJ Danny Fro and all the residents of the area who came to sell their products.

Free lunch

The United Methodist Church of Christ is once again holding its monthly community lunch on the first Sunday after the 11 a.m. service on July 4. Everyone is welcome to attend church services, but attendance is not required to participate in the free lunch or to take food home for the family. . The taco bar with dessert will be ready around 12:30 p.m. at 200 E. Lattin St. in the Fellowship Hall. Please call 904-692-1771 to reserve your lunch or email [email protected]

Hastings Library

Friends of the Hastings Library, the group of volunteers who raise funds and work to support library outreach and programming, just finalized plans for their annual back-to-school ceremony at the branch of Hastings Library at 6195 S. Main St. Residents of zip codes 32145 and 32033 with school-aged children, must bring their ID and children to the event at 8 am on July 31 in order to participate. The event will run until 10 a.m. or until all supplies are exhausted. This year will be a driving event. Once checked in by the team, guests will be directed to the train station where a volunteer will load their age-appropriate school supplies into their cars for them. Friends ask that families do not arrive before 7:30 a.m.

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Nancy Quatrano

Youth Leadership Award

On June 18-19, three Hastings students participated in the 2021 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards virtual program through scholarships awarded by the Rotary Club of Hastings. During this intensive leadership experience, these graduate students learned communication and problem solving skills, strategies to become a dynamic leader in their school or community, worked with community leaders, inspirational speakers and peer mentors, and formed lasting friendships. The club looks forward to students sharing some of their experience with them when face-to-face meetings resume at the library.

Contact Nancy Quatrano at [email protected] before 5 p.m. on Friday if you have any information for the column. Put “Hastings” in the subject line.

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