Oh my my! think died and gone to Pennsylvania.
Story by Andrew McLaughlin Photos by Jeff Lautenberger
You have to admit:
If you want to attract patrons to a fundraiser,
chocolate is a strong draw. Apologies to other
Kiwanis clubs, but chocolate might just trump
perhaps why the Kiwanis Club of
Lititz Area, Pennsylvania, has run its Lititz
Chocolate Walk every October for 12 years now.
Dubbed the for event, the
Lititz Chocolate Walk showcases some of the
most talented chefs, chocolatiers and
candymakers, who whip up cocoa confections
to raise money for needs.
Walkers pay US$25, don an official Chocolate Walk button and carry a punch card. They
follow maps through historic downtown Lititz,
scoring chocolate treats at each of about 30
retail locations. Since 2001, the event has attracted more than 15,000 stalwart champions
for chocolate and raised about US$350,000.
The event is so popular now (drawing visitors
from as far away as Minnesota, California and
even Alaska), the club caps ticket sales at 2,000
to keep the lines short.
will distribute more than US$50,000
from the 2013 says Lititz Area Kiwanian