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Bring It Home, Santa Clara!
- Posted by:Michael Gaines
- On April-4-2019
The new Miss Amana will be ready before we know it, and we need YOUR help to make the final payment to bring her home to Santa Clara in time for the start of our 2019 season. We’re even throwing a “Welcome Home” party for the new food truck in May where you can come enjoy a meal and see the new Amana in action!
“More Than Just A Food Truck”
People often say the kitchen is the most important room in any house. After all, it’s the center of your day-to-day life, bringing people together through food, family, and conversation. On tour, our kitchen is a 48 foot long food truck named Miss Amana! First built in 1977, she has traveled over 400,000 miles and served more than 1,000,000 meals to nearly 7,000 members of the Santa Clara Vanguard. But to members past and present, Miss Amana is more than just a food truck. She is a treasured piece of Vanguard history; a place to share meals with family and create special memories that will last a lifetime.
“An Accident That Changed Everything”
Unfortunately, last summer tragedy struck, and early in the morning on July 17, Miss Amana was involved in a single-vehicle accident while traveling to Oklahoma following the corps’ performance in El Dorado, KS. Thankfully the driver was safe, but Miss Amana suffered damages that rendered the vehicle totaled beyond repair. This loss shook our Vanguard Family, but with the help of an amazing drum corps community we were able to push on and finish the season strong with many donated meals and a huge outpouring of support.
“Looking To The Future”
Thanks to generous contributions from our amazing donors, last fall we began work on a brand new edition of Miss Amana – the third in SCV History. This new and improved version of our food truck will total 53 feet long and will feature state of the art appliances, increased storage space, and even comes equipped with air conditioning! As we near the truck’s completion date at the end of April, we are thankful that Miss Amana’s legacy will live on for the 2019 members, and for many years into the future. We are also excited to spread the love in our community with the new Miss Amana and we look forward to working with organizations like Raley’s and the Second Harvest Food Bank to help provide disaster relief and meals for the homeless!