Monthly Friday lunches feature backdrop of Kansas City, history, picnic tables and park green space; events benefit the Union Cemetery Historical Society
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 16, 2016) – Food Truck Friday sponsored by Union Hill will continue this Friday, June 17, at the Union Cemetery picnic tables from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This month’s event will feature three lunch trucks plus a dessert and refreshment truck to satisfy all palates.
Food Truck Friday is sponsored by Union Hill, with special thanks to Katie Heschmeyer with Reece Nichols Realty for her help in sponsoring the June event. Food Truck Friday directly benefits the Union Cemetery Historical Society (UCHS) with 10 percent of proceeds donated back to enhance the beauty and preserve Union Cemetery’s history. One lucky attendee will be selected at each Food Truck Friday to receive a complimentary lunch at the following month’s event. The events will be held through August on the third Friday of each month, featuring at least three trucks per event.
Where: Union Cemetery
227 East 28th Terrace
Kansas City, Missouri.
June 17 Food Trucks:
- Pita For Good, serving made-from-scratch Mediterranean cuisine
- Bochi, serving Asian-fusion unboned chicken wings
- Monk’s Roast Beef, serving hearty roast beef sandwiches
- Polar Oasis, serving shaved ice, ice cream and refreshments
Upcoming Food Truck Fridays (participating food trucks announced prior to each):
- Friday, June 17
- Friday, July 15
- Friday, August 19
Union Cemetery is part of the Kansas City Missouri Parks & Recreation Department and is Kansas City’s oldest public cemetery. UCHS preserves the legacies and shares the stories of civic leaders, founding families and generations of Kansas Citians through self-guided tours of the cemetery and speaking at civic organizations. UCHS oversees documenting and ensuring the history of the families and their Kansas City contributions while also maintaining Union Cemetery as a public green space with walking paths.
Stay tuned to Union Hill and UCHS’s social media pages for updates, including specific food trucks and various offerings throughout the event. For additional information, please contact UCHS President Kevin Fewell: (816) 472-4990.
About Union Hill
Established in 1857, Union Hill is one of Kansas City’s oldest continuous neighborhoods with more than 1000 young professionals, established mobile mid-career and active empty nesters. Union Hill is a true urban neighborhood, spanning more than 16 city blocks nestled between Main Street on the west, Gillham Road on the east, the 31st Street corridor on the south and approximately 29th Street on the north. Overlooking Crown Center and the downtown skyline, the Union Hill district offers convenient living surrounded by green space, dining, arts, entertainment, fitness and some of Kansas City’s major employers. Bob Frye leads the overall development, preservation and advancement of Union Hill with a more than 30-year history of ownership and solid development that builds on 150 years of history with a long term vision and commitment to the neighborhood. Kansas City’s history is embraced throughout the district. For more information, visit www.unionhill.com or follow the latest at on www.facebook.com/unionhillkc, @UHILLKC on Twitter and Instagram or call 816-777-5900.
About Union Cemetery Historical Society
Union Cemetery Historical Society (UCHS) was organized in 1984 under the guidance of the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department. Its original purpose was to collect data about historic Union Cemetery and to gather biographical information about the people buried here. Since then, the society’s mission has expanded to include partnering with the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department to preserve and protect Union Cemetery’s grounds as well as its records. For additional information, please visit www.uchskc.org.