Eat the Street, Franklin's food truck-themed fundraiser, returns for its fifth run on Friday, May 6 from 5 to 10 p.m.

The annual event, which benefits the 21st Drug Court and attracted an estimated 10,000 attendees in 2015, will again be held at the new Bicentennial Park on 3rd Avenue. 

In addition to more than 40 food vendors, there will also be live music. The complete list of vendors and the band will be announced soon. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets for picnic style dining. 

"Eat the Street is a one-of-a-kind event unique to Williamson County," said Phil Newman, president of the board of directors of the 21st Drug Court and co-chair for Eat the Street.

"The 21st Drug Court is proud to host more than 40 food trucks and approximately 10,000 people at Franklin's new Bicentennial Park. The support we receive from the city of Franklin, area businesses and Williamson County citizens in the past five years has been simply amazing."

The event serves as the 21st Drug Court's most important fundraiser of the year. The money raised through sponsorships and vendors’ fees enables the non-profit to continue to provide program participants with the services, treatment and supervision they need to successfully manage their recovery. Since its first graduating class in 2004, approximately 135 participants have graduated from the two-year program, demonstrating their commitment to be free from addiction and live a healthy lifestyle.

"Eat the Street is the largest Williamson County gathering of food trucks the Association participates in each year," said Dallas Shaw, president of the Nashville Food Truck Association and owner of Hoss' Loaded Burgers. "We always look forward to coming to Franklin for this great event."

For more information, visit facebook.com/EatTheStreetFest or follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/ETSFranklin. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Kovar at akovar@graypr.com

The 21st Drug Court provides a cost-effective treatment alternative to the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee's traditional sentencing for non-violent offenders whose crimes result from drug or alcohol addiction. The 21st Drug Court works with representatives of law enforcement and the courts as participants engage in a highly supervised, two-year program. Participants accepted into the program are required and assisted by staff in securing safe and affordable housing, employment, education, and healthy relationships. For more information, please visit http://www.21dc.org or call 615.595.7868.

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