Waynesboro's Chocolate Extravaganza expands

March 18, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- It's not unlike a scene from "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."

Tables piled high with chocolate truffles, a chocolate fountain, and chocolate cake greet guests to Chocolate Extravaganza each year in Waynesboro.

This year's event will be Saturday, April 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Club on West Main Street.

"We're excited about the band and live music. We're excited about the roomier venue," said Bruce Dreisbach, manager of nonprofit organization Main Street Waynesboro Inc.


About 200 people attended last year's Chocolate Extravaganza in the Susquehanna Bank lobby. Moving the event to the Elks Club means Main Street Waynesboro Inc. can now offer 300 tickets, which cost $25 each.

"A woman came in on Friday and ordered seven," Dreisbach said.

Tickets can be purchased at any Main Street business with a Chocolate Extravaganza poster in its front window.

Sweets vendors include Zoe's Chocolate, TranquiliTEA, The Lodge at Blue Ridge Summit, 1912 Hoover House, Candy Kitchen, Adventures in Coffee, Burgundy Lane Bed & Breakfast, Kimmie's Kreations & Johnny's Java, Crystal's Cakes & Confections and Elks Club.

Fruit and cheese trays will be offered. Door prizes will be distributed during the evening, and guests will receive complimentary glasses for their champagne.

"We're going to have prom photos," Dreisbach said, explaining pictures will be taken by Memories by Elizabeth.

Helen Shelley plans to display her antique chocolate molds. The Waynesboro Area Senior High School jazz ensemble will play.

All proceeds benefit Main Street Waynesboro Inc.

If you go:

What: Chocolate Extravaganza

When: Saturday, April 4, 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: The Elks Club on West Main Street in Waynesboro, Pa.

Costs: Tickets cost $25 per person and are available from many downtown business.

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