Imagine a chocolate festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania. That took some serious thought, LOL!
On January 15th and 16th, Chocolatefest will take place at the Hershey Lodge located at Chocolate Avenue and University Drive in Hershey. Festivities start at 6 p.m. on Saturday and continue on Sunday morning, starting at 11 a.m. Doug Allen, from WGAL TV in Lancaster, will host the events.
A ChocolateBall will begin the festivities at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening. The theme is Jamaica. The black-tie affair includes a reception, silent auctions, a raffle, dancing and music by Class Act featuring Rita. The cost is $100.00, per person.
On Sunday morning things continue with a reception of champagne, wine, hors d’oeuvres and a cake competition at 11 a.m. The reception is $50.00. The reception will be followed by two tasting sessions of confectionary samples from local restaurants, retailers, hotels and caterers. The first session will start at 1 p.m., followed by a second session at 3:15 p.m. Both sessions will last 1 hour and 45 minutes. Tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door. (Tickets are limited) Children ages 5 – 12 are $5.00 (there will be children’s activities)
What is the best part of Chocolatefest? It is a fundraiser for Keystone Human Services, a family of nonprofit organizations which provides comprehensive community-based services for children, young people, adults and families in the areas of intellectual disabilities (mental retardation), autism, mental health, early intervention and children and family services. You can learn more about this organization by clicking here http://www.keystonehumanservices.org/
Tickets can be purchased by calling 717-232-7509 or directly from Boscov’s, The Hershey Lodge, Giant Food Stores and Metro Bank.