You have to admit: If you want to attract patrons to a fundraiser, chocolate is a strong draw.
That’s perhaps why the Kiwanis Club of Lititz Area, Pennsylvania, has run its Lititz Chocolate Walk every October for 12 years now. Dubbed the "Chocolate for Charity" event, the Lititz Chocolate Walk showcases some of the region’s most talented chefs, chocolatiers and candymakers, who whip up cocoa confections to raise money for kids’ needs.
Since 2001, the event has raised about US$350,000.
“We will distribute more than US$50,000 from the 2013 walk,” says Lititz Area Kiwanian and Chocolate Walk Chairman Mark Freeman. “We hold a special evening every year where we invite our chocolate vendors to come and see what their efforts benefit.”
Some patrons, he adds, call it “trick or treat for grownups.”
Read more about the Chocolate Walk in the December issue of Kiwanis magazine
. Story by Andrew McLaughlin | Photos by Jeff Lautenberger