PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — After almost a year of recovering from a tragic car crash that police said involved a drunk driver, News 13’s Tess Rowland celebrated her recovery by hosting a local food truck festival that raised money for Mother’s Against Drunk Driving on Saturday.
Ten local food trucks participated in the event, and 10 percent of the proceeds from each truck went to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, (M.A.D.D.)
M.A.D.D. is an organization that supports local victims and provides resources to law enforcement to combat drunk driving locally.
The event included a drunk goggle obstacle course, a rollover simulator, and other fun activities for kids provided by local law enforcement and first responders along with the food trucks.
“Today is a day to celebrate recovery, and of course, make sure this doesn’t happen to other people within Panama City,” Rowland said. “It’s about making Panama City a safe place to live.”
Rowland also honored local law enforcement for their work in the community keeping drunk drivers off of the roads.
Rowland said she hopes the biggest takeaway from the day is not to drive impaired.
They raised over $4,000 at Saturday’s event.