A food truck festival and other events are being organized by residents in the west end of Belleville.
The West Belleville Promotional Committee has partnered with Althoff Catholic High School to plan a Fall Foodie Fest fundraiser, committee co-chairman Roger Wigginton has announced at a monthly meeting for residents and business owners.
About half a dozen mobile vendors will sell food from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 in the school parking lot, located at 5401 W. Main St.
The committee plans on using Althoff's liquor license, Wigginton said.
Althoff is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
The West Belleville Promotional Committee met on Friday when the following information was released:
* A ribbon cutting for the new Illinois State Police crime lab on West Main Street, next to Lindenwood University-Belleville's campus, is planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The $37.8 million lab will replace the existing one in Fairview Heights.
*The West Belleville Wing Fling, also a fundraiser for the West Belleville Promotional Committee, will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Skyview Drive-in, 5700 North Belt West in Belleville.
Tickets are $15 for all-you-can-eat wings. For more information, visit www.westbellevillewingfling.com
* St. Clair County Economic Development Director Terry Beach was the guest speaker at the Friday morning meeting. He discussed providing area demographic and other retail information data for interested residents and businesses. Beach also fielded questions from residents, who asked about topics such as enterprise zones and tax increment financing districts.
*The Belleville Helping Belleville Service Day will focus on veterans in need, said Darrell Coons, the new director of Belleville Main Street and the new executive director for Belleville Achieves Strength in Character Initiative.
The service event will be in November and organizers are asking the public to submit names of veterans who need assistance from volunteers.