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Parkesdale to end strawberry season with food truck rally

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Parkesdale to end season with food truck fun

To celebrate the end of strawberry season, Parkesdale Farms will partner with area food trucks for a rally on April 7.

The rally will take place from 11 am to 4 p.m. at the market at 3702 W Baker St. Participating trucks include Rollin' Zoinks, Maggie on the Move and Renny's Oki Doki.

Of course, foodies can step into the farm's "Garden of Eatin" to enjoy strawberry delicacies such as the world-famous strawberry shortcake and the strawberry milkshakes.

For more information, call (813)752-0502.

Park upgrades delayed by testing

Lighting and landscaping improvements at Snowden Park, 1000 Waller St., are still delayed, City Manager Greg Horwedel said Monday in a meeting with city commissioners.

The city received a $50,000 grant to improve the park, including dugouts at two ballfields, but it can't proceed until a groundwater analysis is completed. The park sits atop a former landfill.

Earlier soil testing by PPM Consultants of Orlando revealed no contaminants, though glass and ceramic shards were found. They would need to be removed if any landscaping occurs.

Easter egg hunt at sports complex

The city's annual Easter egg hunt is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex, 2602 Cherry St. This is the city's 28th year for the event.

Children 3 to 11 years old will search the park for colorful plastic eggs containing candy.

The event includes $5 photos with the Easter Bunny, inflatable space walks, a caricature artist, a trackless train and a balloon artist. Children 12 and under will receive a free hot dog and drink.

Bruton book sale set for April 6

The Friends of the Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St., hold a book sale April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final two hours of the sale, prices will be reduced to a "bag of books for a buck."

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