Niceville honors legendary food truck owner

Niceville, Florida – On Sunday, the community of Niceville, Florida came together to celebrate the life of Mike Ledford, a beloved husband, father, and local food truck owner who was tragically killed in a stabbing incident on February 9. The event, dubbed “Ohana Day,” was held at 3rd Planet Brewing and featured a variety of food trucks, live music, and a silent auction, with proceeds going to Ledford’s family.

Ledford was known for his food truck, “My Ohana,” which served as a testament to his love for both Hawaiian culture and his own family. The term “ohana” means “family” in Hawaiian, and this sense of community and togetherness was evident throughout the day’s festivities.

Despite the tragic circumstances surrounding Ledford’s death, the event was a celebration of his life and legacy, with attendees enjoying good food, music, and dancing in his honor. One of the performers, Chuck Tidwell, had a close friendship with Ledford and spoke of the community’s unwavering support for his family and the lasting impact he had on those around him.

Through the generosity of the participating food trucks, merchandise sales, and direct donations, the event raised much-needed funds for Ledford’s family. The success of “Ohana Day” is a testament to the power of community and the enduring bonds of family, even in the face of tragedy.