Thousands of people were eating in the rain in York City on Friday.

FoodStruck continued as planned with various types of menus being offered by 27 food trucks from several places, including York, Lancaster and Philadelphia.

The four-hour event started at 5 p.m. on North Pershing Avenue between West Market and West Philadelphia streets.

The rain started after the first hour of the event. By that time, close to 2,000 people had already arrived.

Matthew Davis, a FoodStruck organizer, said he initially thought the wet weather would slow down attendance.

"But the more it rained, the more people showed up and got in line,' he said.

Top photo: Six-year-old James Peoples of Red Lion and his dad, Lee, share their meal during FoodStruck Friday. Bottom photo: The Surf and Turf Truck has a
Top photo: Six-year-old James Peoples of Red Lion and his dad, Lee, share their meal during FoodStruck Friday. Bottom photo: The Surf and Turf Truck has a long line waiting to order food during the evening. (Randy Flaum photo - rflaum@yorkdispatch.com)
"We started seeing more and more umbrellas. We were expecting at least 4,000 people. I think we're going to hit that mark."

At 7 p.m., people were still arriving at the event.

Patience: Kathy and Barry Gay of West Manchester Township were in line to get gyros from Souvlaki Boys, a Greek food truck from Lancaster.

The couple had already tried food from Joe Bury's Famous Hamburgers of York.

"It was worth the wait," said Kathy Gay, 54. "I'm excited about being here. It's great to see so many people here. It's kind of fun. We don't mind the rain."

For Barry Gay, 53, waiting for food in the rain is a great character builder.

"Today, people want everything right here, right now," he said. "But waiting in line teaches you patience."

Stephanie Brooks, 23, and John Stoy, 26, both of Lancaster City, said they heard about FoodStruck through social media and thought that making the trip to York would be cool.

Like the Gays, Brooks and Stoy said the rain didn't dampen their excitement for the event.

"I grew up in York," Stoy said. "I don't get here too often, but I wanted to be here for (FoodStruck). I came down to have a good time."

Soaked again: Friday's event was the second installment of FoodStruck. And for the second time, the event was soaked with rain.

About 1,700 people attended the first FoodStruck event, which was held in the city on Oct. 11, the second day of a storm that dumped about 9 inches of rain in York County.

-Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmillan@yorkdispatch.com.