COPPERAS COVE – Space residents did not thoughts the nice and cozy climate as a whole bunch of individuals packed into Copperas Cove Metropolis Park for the fifth annual Copperas Cove Meals Truck Competition. Meals choices ranged from barbecue to one thing with a bit of warmth to one thing candy. It was nonetheless 100 levels outdoors when the competition began at 5pm on Saturday. It was scheduled to final till 10 p.m.
Though the warmth did not appear to discourage individuals, some sought the shelter of the shade whereas ready for meals, like Meg Almdale, who was ready for pizza for her kids on the Pizza Pieros meals truck.
For Almdale, who introduced her 4 kids, it was her first 12 months coming to the annual competition which is now in its fifth 12 months.
“It saved me from having to cook dinner,” Almdale mentioned, laughing.
Having been to Copperas Cove Metropolis Park for a short while, Almdale mentioned she was happy to see so many meals choices.
“I imply, we had some issues we needed, like funnel cake,” he mentioned. “And I knew that they (the youngsters) would most likely select scorching canines or pizza.”
Saturday’s competition attracted quite a lot of meals vans, 23 in all, providing totally different meals choices.
Shiella LeBlanc and her husband, Patrick, additionally loved the festivities. The LeBlancs returned for the third time.
“It is all the time one thing totally different,” Shiella mentioned. “It is also, you recognize, only a method out.”
The LeBlancs admitted that they typically attempt to go to new meals vans annually on the competition.
Saturday’s occasion wasn’t all in regards to the meals vans, although, as greater than two dozen common market distributors arrange store.
The LeBlanc household additionally visits the market distributors once they come to the Meals Truck Competition.
“Generally I like to purchase scorching sauces and stuff,” Patrick mentioned, not lengthy earlier than his spouse referred to as him a “scorching sauce connoisseur.”
Patrick additionally mentioned that he tends to gravitate extra towards among the stalls that provide freshly made pickles.
All through the occasion, dwell leisure was featured from Fester’s Stage in the course of the competition, together with Taylor Department and the Lonestar Ramblers.