"Nothing's Sweeter Than a Child" Chocolate Festival
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 12:30 - 3:30pm
**Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Lodge, Utica**
(New location this year!)
This annual event features 20+ Illinois Valley chocolatiers, confectioners, and restaurateurs, who donate their time and free chocolatey samples to the nearly 600 attendees who purchase admission tickets. Additionally, attendees are entertained by the sweet sounds of Steve Sharp, a LIVE auction with Matthew Bullock Auctioneering, and a Silent Auction of more than 100 items and baskets. The Chocolate Festival is LaSalle County CASA's primary fundraiser, providing 25% of our annual revenue. CASA strives to make the festival a family event as that is what our mission encompasses: ensuring stability for neglected and abused children in safe, loving families.
Children (Ages 6 to 13) $5
Children (Ages 5 and Under) $1
In addition to the free samples, children will enjoy a chocolate fountain, cookie decorating, and photo-ops with our costumed chocolates!
2018 Vendors (more to come!)
Auntie M's Sweet Treats
Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Infinity Custom Catering
Mary Kay Sadnick
Minonk Chocolate Company
Roxie's Sweet Confections