Corporate sponsors help underwrite the expenses of the Lititz Chocolate Walk event, contributing to the success of this annual community fund raising event. All proceeds benefit children's charities supported by Kiwanis including Schreiber Pediatric Center, children's libraries, and other youth programs.
More than 30 small businesses and establishments participated in the event, and each one offered some sort of chocolate treat to each ticket holder. From small chocolate covered cherry "mice" to large chocolate donuts and paninis, the treats were all decadent and delicious.
Buy a ticket, take a walk, eat lots of chocolate, help children. I just love it.
At each participating business, a community volunteer marks the number on your card corresponding to that business's number on the route. Then you can shop a bit, or simply pass by the chocolate table, collect your chocolate item, and move on to the next location on the chocolate walk.
It is obvious by looking at the crowds who has done this chocolate walk before. Those folks (that would be me) carry small coolers or lunch bags, and one guy even had a drag along ice chest.
It's also clear who are the first timers. You see them eating every chocolate item as they get it. Thirty chocolate items later, well you can do the math.....
This little guy was there at the pretzel house entrance to greet the Chocolate walkers:
|Those are pretzels in his pocket, of course.|
Along with chocolate treats for the humans, the local pet supply store even offered treats for the puppies. Not chocolate, of course. Lititz is a very pet friendly town, and many shops had water bowls out front for the dogs.
I'm so glad I had the opportunity to
Good times with family and friends, and good chocolates.
A win-win for all.