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Food trucks and music to kick off Party at the Plaza

The Scene, and event hosted by the student organization Because We Can, is going be at the corner of El Paso Street and L Street on Sept. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.

“The event is an opportunity to see the vision and promise of El Paso,” James Stobaugh, assistant professor of sociology and faculty co-advisor of Because We Can, said.

Because We Can is an on-campus outreach organization geared towards promoting and championing social and community development.

The event will begin before Tech’s Party on the Plaza, a tail gating event before home games, and run until half time. The Scene will host the Tech marching band as well as two food trucks, Roxy’s Twisted Sandwiches and Wok n’ Roll.

“We want people to come and experience El Paso,” Dr. Sean Huss, associate professor of sociology and faculty co-advisor of Because We Can, said. “Visit us, then go and support the ATU football team.”

This is the first time this event will be held by Because We Can, and it is scheduled to run before all home football games. The next event is scheduled for Sept. 17. It will host different food trucks as well as different music performances each time.

“We’re excited to get things going again, to continue old projects and start new ones,” Kendall Tubb, senior psychology and sociology double major, co-founder and co-chair of Because We Can, from Little Rock, said.

Last school year Because We Can recovered more than four tons of food through the food recovery program The Campus Kitchen at Arkansas Tech University and $75,000 worth of hygiene products attained during a hygiene drive. The food recovery program will begin again on Sept. 6.