A fundraiser to get one local entrepreneur back on the road with his trademark fry truck is set for tonight in Old Market Square.
Darryl Leiman aka Goldie the Fry Guy had his livelihood halted in June when a vehicle travelling through a red light collided with his 1974 International, the truck he’s been using to sell fries from since 1988. Leiman was on his way to the first pre-season Bomber game of the year at the time of the crash. Manitoba Public Insurance has only offered him $2,500 for the vehicle, which had become a staple in the Exchange District during lunch hour.
Left with no other source of income other than his fry business, Leiman borrowed a hot dog cart to get by in the meantime.
To help get the Fry Guy back on his feet, two local acts will be performing on The CUBE stage. Last Ditch on the Left and the JD Edwards Band are teaming up to raise money for Leiman.
The concert runs from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and all proceeds will go towards replacing the truck and equipment — valued at $30,000.