Culinary arts students from Wharton High School will learn about the rapidly-growing industry of food trucks at the inaugural Food Truck Rally at Wharton.
The trucks will gather on Sunday, April 13, on the driver’s education range at Wharton High School, located at 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa.
-10:30 a.m., students will tour the food trucks and learn about the business side of this part of the hospitality industry.
-11 a.m. until 4 p.m., the food truck rally opens for business to the entire community.
The culinary arts students will be busy this week, making desserts to be sold at the rally.
The rally is being organized by former Wharton student Jim McElvenny, who owns the Daily Grinders food trucks. Proceeds from the event will benefit the “One Chef Can 86 Hunger” foundation, which was started by another Wharton alum, Max Hardy.
Upcoming events in Hillsborough County Public Schools:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 10 a.m.
ESE students present “Celebration”, a performance showcasing students in the My Art My Way program. VSA Florida, the state organization on arts and disability, teamed up with students from Coleman Middle, Gaither High, Mendez Exceptional Center, Simmons Exceptional Center, and Summerfield Elementary. Professional artists provided art education and cultural experiences for the students. The final performance will be at the Patel Conservatory at the Straz, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.
Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
The Hillsborough Art Education Association awards ceremony will be held at the Creative Loafing Event Space in Ybor City. Awards for Art Teacher of the Year, as well as other art awards will be presented to educators who serve as positive role models for their students while utilizing various innovative teaching methods. The address of the event is 1911 N 13th St Suite W200, Tampa.
Who: Superintendent Elia will meet with students as they head home from school
What: MaryEllen Elia will hand out child-friendly pedestrian safety materials
When: 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 2
Where: In front of Foster Elementary, 2014 E. Diana St., Tampa
Why: To promote pedestrian safety and encourage students and parents to use the crosswalks and traffic safety lights when crossing the street.
How: Foster Elementary is one of the schools that feeds into Middleton High School. In light of the recent death of Norma Velasquez-Cabrera, Supt. Elia’s visit is part of the district’s larger efforts to educate students districtwide about pedestrian safety.