Chocolate! Chocolate!" and it again benefits the Brown County Humane Society in Nashville, Indiana. The event just celebrated it's 9th year with a large crowd yesterday, February 13, 2011, but it was your Chocolate Priestess's first time attending. I went with my husband, our Milk Chocolate Acolyte, and we had a great two hours of our day.
This event was in the Season's Lodge Convention center and it filled an entire room. I'm about to give you a photo tour of the event so get ready to see what you missed.
There was nice jazz music provided by Sophie Faught and Nick Tucker.
There was a huge table of chocolates, all donated and homemade ranging from cookies to brownies to candies. I took photos from two sides so you could see better. Along the back was a cash bar, a fondue fountain and a non-alcoholic drink table. All run by wonderful volunteers.
|From the Left Hand Side|
|From the Left Hand Side|
|Bar & Fountain, Chairman Checking|
|Mocha drinks, milks, and non-alcoholic bubbly.|
They also had tables for silent auctions of goods most of which were not food though there was some along with some wine, some art, some event tickets, jewelry and clothing. The largest item was a bed frame!
Of course, I know you, Sister and Brothers, you are wondering "Is she ever getting to the chocolate? Yup. It was homemade and given to the event. I won't review the individual pieces but here is my first plate full. I apologize for the photos, I don't what the camera's problem was. I had it set for indoors and flash.
All of that, all of it, for $8 or $10 a person depending on if you bought your tickets ahead of time (we did) or at the door. They had one animal to meet face to face and sold animal treats for your pets. They also had a display screen showing other animals they currently have for adoption.
I met older couples, younger couples, friends, entire families at this event. Some folks came because they loved animals, some because they loved chocolate, some because they were staying in Brown County to celebrate the weekend and just heard of it. I only heard of it because I'm on the mailing list after attending a few "Chocolate Walks".
So next year, keep this in mind. A fun way to get a lot of homemade chocolates, mingle with folks who love chocolate and animals, plus help the animals and have a change to get some cool items really cheaply. "Chocolate! Chocolate!" is definitely Pilgrimage worthy. I only hope they get a bigger space and tell their bakers and candy makers to make more goodies.