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Putnam County to host Food Truck Festival

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo courtesy of Island Teriyaki Island Teriyaki (seen here in downtown Charleston) was the first food truck in Putnam County and will take part in what looks to be West Virginia’s first Food Truck Festival at Putnam County’s Valley Park on Saturday.

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo courtesy of Island Teriyaki
Island Teriyaki (seen here in downtown Charleston) was the first food truck in Putnam County and will take part in what looks to be West Virginia’s first Food Truck Festival at Putnam County’s Valley Park on Saturday.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Shawn Whittington first took to the area streets three years ago, he counted his parrot-green Island Teriyaki food truck as the first food truck in Putnam County.

About 60,000 miles on the truck’s odometer later, he now has company.

So much so that last summer the City of Hurricane launched Food Truck Fridays in the small Putnam County town. This Saturday brings what looks to be the first Food Truck Festival in West Virginia, as more than a dozen food trucks serve up their offerings along with live music at Valley Park (also known as Wave Pool Park) in Hurricane from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Whittington and his son, Gage, will be there, serving up such specialties as teriyaki chicken, spicy chicken, yum yum sausage balls, fish and shrimp tacos and — a big seller — The Dude…

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