SANDOWN – Ed Mencis and his Chubb’s Fries and Dough trailer will soon be steaming up the parking lot of the Train Depot Museum as the fried food purveyor raises money for local groups and causes.
Mencis, in red shirt and Santa hat, met with the board of selectmen Dec. 23 to get their permission to set up his trailer in the coming weeks. Mencis didn’t have a specific time he was looking for, as his work depends on the weather, and instead received permission from the board to set up when he could throughout the winter as long as there were not any other users.
Other ongoing fundraisers in town include those run by the procession of Boy Scout Troop 268’s Eagle Scout hopefuls. The board asked that Mencis keep an eye out for the scouts and if possible, try to team up with them in their work. Jared Magoon recently came to the board with plans for his Eagle Scout project.
Mencis was agreeable to that idea. He often uses his trailer to raise money for groups like the Sandown Food Pantry, Sandown Republican Committee and the Old Meetinghouse Historical Association, and said he’d be sure to put out a sign noting which group he was looking to raise money for on any given day. He would also let them know if no group was to benefit, and he was looking to make money to cover his overhead instead.
The board was amenable to the situation and Mencis said he’d let them know his plans in the days leading up to when he’d set up.