The Chittenango Rotary Club is proud to once again support “Tuesdays in the Park” as a sponsor and by hosting the Rotary Chuckwagon. You’ve probably seen the Chuckwagon at other community events. But have you ever wondered where the proceeds from the sale of food at the Chuckwagon go?
Chittenango’s “Tuesdays in the Park” returned on June 15 after a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tuesdays in the Park series runs every Tuesday (weather permitting) from 6-8 p.m. for 12 weeks. It’s free to the public and features a different band each week.
One of the ways Rotary supports Tuesdays in the Park is by hosting the Chuckwagon — a food trailer that serves up hamburgers, hots and other tasty treats hot off the grill. Every week, the Chuckwagon is staffed by Rotary club members and other volunteers from the community. 
Proceeds from the Chuckwagon are important in helping Chittenango Rotary provide assistance to organizations and individuals in the local community. Some of the projects Chuckwagon proceeds have helped support include:
  • The 2020/2021 Bear Care program through the Chittenango School District
  • College scholarships for Chittenango High School students
  • The woodworking shop at Clear Path for Veterans
  • Sponsorship of a therapy dog at Clear Path for Veterans
  • The construction of several picnic pavilions in Chittenango
  • Creation of the dog park at Chapman Park
  • The playground at Boliver Road Elementary School
  • The handicapped playground at Arise at the Farm
  • The Central NY Diaper Bank
Without community support, the Chittenango Rotary Club wouldn’t be able to provide assistance to these projects. So, stop by the Chuckwagon this summer to grab a bite to eat and support worthy projects in your local community at the same time.