‘Chocolate Walk’ to be held downtown


By Martin Graham - [email protected]



Main Street Fayette, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, and Fayette Travel and Tourism (TaT) are hosting “A Chocolate Walk” in April to bring attention, customers and excitement to the historic downtown Washington C.H. community.

The organizers have encouraged certain local businesses to participate in this fun and delicious program to promote downtown growth and the businesses there. Many surrounding communities have sponsored Chocolate Walks with great success, according to a press release.

There will be 100 tickets sold for $10 each with proceeds going toward hosting downtown events. Participating businesses will prepare something chocolate-related for the 100 ticket holders. It could be anything from cookies, mints, fruit or nuts dipped in chocolate, candy, a chocolate fountain, or whatever the imagination and budget conjures up. Wine may be served as well and only ticket holders will be entitled to receive the treats.

“We invited several local businesses to participate and we have already received a great response,” Jolinda Van Dyke, executive director of TaT, said. “We are trying to bring visitors to our downtown area as well as help to encourage those people to shop, eat and thoroughly enjoy Washington Court House’s downtown scene. Tickets will be available beginning next week. It is going to be a fun day, and we encourage visitors to stick around and enjoy some local food in the evening. There are many wonderful businesses in the community and we know you will enjoy yourself.”

The event will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 1 until 4 p.m. in downtown Washington Court House. During the event there will music playing on the Court House lawn and an information booth to answer questions for participants. Each ticket holder will receive a map of all participating businesses and each business will check off the map of the ticket holder to indicate that business has been visited. Individuals who participate and visit each store will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

Contact Mekia Rhoades at (740) 313-7062 or Anne Quinn at (740) 335-2540, extension 17, to submit suggestions or for more information.

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By Martin Graham

[email protected]

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

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