By Maria Cook
Foodie Fridays are returning to Zionsville for the second year starting May 18, with the kickoff event benefiting the family of fallen Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Pickett.
Zionsville Boy Scout Troop 804 and Venture Crew 408, which are sponsored by Zionsville American Legion Post No. 79, organize the Foodie Fridays fundraiser. On the third Friday of the month through September, food trucks will serve their fare in the parking lot at Zionsville United Methodist Church.
Foodie Friday co-organizer Greg Hoyes said members of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office will collect donations for the Jake Pickett Memorial Fund and interact with the community at the May 18 event. The Indiana Fallen Officer Blood Drive also will be present to collect donations for the Indiana Blood Center.
“Scouts like to honor public servants,” Hoyes said. “This is a way to do that. The sheriff’s department will have some of their patrol cars and officers, and they’re going to bring their armored vehicle down. They’re hoping to bring a K-9 down.”
The May 18 event will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up. Kids 12 and younger are admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Visit facebook.com/ZionsvilleFoodieFridays for information on future events.