Gilroy Presbyterian Church hosts Garlic Festival Drive-Thru
"Gilroy Presbyterian Church will be the epicenter of garlic during the final two weekends of July" - Gilroy Dispatch
Gilroy Presbyterian Church’s Pastor Trevor Van Laar serves on the board of the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
“Trevor is serving his first term as Treasurer on the festival’s Board of Directors, but his connection with the festival goes back to 2008, a year after he and his young family moved to Gilroy from the Santa Cruz area.” – Read more on this Gilroy Garlic Festival Facebook Post
Pastor Trevor has been a source of resilience, walking with the community of Gilroy through the aftermath of violence in 2019 and pandemic in 2020 to help reimagine the Garlic festival for 2021. From the Gilroy Dispatch:
The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced details of its upcoming drive-thru Gourmet Alley event.
Planned over two weekends of July 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1 at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., garlic fans will be able to pre-order some of their favorites, from pepper steak sandwiches to scampi, garlic bread and more.
“We have all been confronted with so many changes due to Covid-19,” said Tom Cline, current president of the association, which has distributed more than $12 million to community groups since 1979. “There is a great community desire to see some reminders of festival past that highlight our community, our commitment to our non-profit partners, and, of course, our love of garlic.”
The drive-thru Gourmet Alley will be held from 4-7pm on Fridays and from 11am-7pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
The menu includes the following:
• Steak Combo: Pepper Steak Sandwich, Shrimp Scampi, World-Famous Garlic Bread, $25
• Sausage Combo: Sausage Sandwich, Shrimp Scampi, World-Famous Garlic Bread, $25
• Pepper Steak Sandwich, $14
• Sausage Sandwich, $14
• World-Famous Garlic Bread: Half Loaf, $10
• Garlic Fries, $10
• Shrimp Scampi, $10
• Bottled Water, Soda, $5
The Farm-To-Table Dinner dinner at Fortino Winery (4525 Hecker Pass Highway) takes place on the evening of Saturday, July 24. The Garlic Festival Golf Classic will be held Friday, July 30 at Gilroy Golf Course (2695 Hecker Pass Road). Additional details will be posted on the association’s website at gilroygarlicfestivalassociation.com.