The annual World Chicken Festival saw the Gamerz Truck, a local, veteran-operated service catering to parties and events with competitive, family-friendly video games, PlayStation VR and laser tag.

David Ricks, the owner and operator of the Gamerz Truck. He served in the U.S.Army for over 22 years and retired in January of this year. Ricks started Gamerz Truck late last year.

"I used to coach football, baseball, basketball. I coached youth and adults," said Ricks. He said operating the Gamerz Truck felt like a natural progression after his experience with kids.

The truck offered Madden NFL 19, NBA2K19 and Just Dance 2018 at the Chicken Festival. Five dollars allowed visitors to play a game of their choosing for 15 minutes. Seven dollars granted entry into a tournament of choice for any of the games offered.

"It's fun and the price isn't too bad," said Robin Ritenour, freshman and NJROTC student at North Laurel High School. He played Madden NFL 19 against Gage Ross, a graduate from North. Neither of them owns game consoles at home, and both said they would like to see the truck again.

The tournaments were held on the televisions attached to the side of the truck outside. Inside the truck is a room with sofas and multiple televisions with various game consoles set up. The room was kept cool with multiple fans.

For more information on Gamerz Truck, they can be called at 270-300-8003 or visited on their website at http://gamerztruck.com/.

dcombs@sentinel-echo.com

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