MILFORD - Meet Milford is having its third Food Truck Friday of the year this Friday.

Meet Milford is a committee of four local business leaders who got together to help strengthen pride in the Milford community and bring the community together after Covid, according to committee member Sierra Clark-Kern.

“On the third Friday of every month, we host what we call Food Truck Fridays. Each month we have a variety of food trucks. No two trucks are the same. And then we have a different theme for each month,” she said.

The August theme is Warrior Spirit.

“So, our community can tie-dye shirts - we have adults and kids sizes that you can tie-dye that are Warrior spirit,” Clark-Kern said. “And then one of the local churches is also letting the community make free noisemakers for local sporting events, and then we have a variety of small businesses setting up (booths) as well.”

Friday’s event is on Main Street downtown Milford in the Community Building parking lot, 111 S. Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m.

Third Fridays run June through October, and started this year. Clark-Kern estimated they had about 900 people attend the June Food Truck Friday, which is the number they’ve been shooting for each month. Despite the rain in July, about 400 people came out for that month’s events and seven of the nine food trucks sold out.

This Friday, people can expect the following food trucks: Twisted Tiki, Big C’s BBQ, Rico Suave Mexican Cuisine, Sugar Pop Donuts and The Crazy Cookie Company will be on hand with their half-pound cookies. Igloo Ice Cream will be selling its ice cream as a fundraiser for a local youth group.

Clark-Kern said, “Come, make a T-shirt. It’s free for anyone who wants to make one. Willie 103.5 and WRSW will both be there playing some music for us throughout the night. We’ll have a variety of small businesses that are setting up informational booths and setting up activities. I know Gingerich Group Realty will be there handing out free popsicles to everybody. So, it’s a lot of fun for the whole family!”

Kiwanis will have a classroom supply drive, according to a Meet Milford flyer. The Wawasee band also will perform.

All of Meet Milford’s events, including Food Truck Fridays, are posted on their social media at Facebook and Instagram. Lists of participating food and business vendors are available there.

Upcoming Food Truck Fridays themes are: Sept. 16, Artisan Market and outdoor movie; Oct. 21, Fall Festival featuring a soup cookoff.