Main Street Waynesboro plans fifth annual Chocolate Extravaganza

The theme this year is 'Enchanted Garden'

February 16, 2011
  • John Leos, chocolatier at Candy Kitchen in Waynesboro, Pa., shows some of the delicacies of his business. Candy Kitchen will be showing its wares at Chocolate Extravaganza on March 5.
By Jennifer Fitch, Staff Writer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Main Street Waynesboro Inc. is planning an evening of chocolate for Saturday, March 5, when it will hold its fifth annual Chocolate Extravaganza from 7 to 9 at the Eagles Club on West Main Street.

Organizers described the evening as elegant, with a variety of exquisite chocolate treats from several area confectioners available. While formal attire is welcome for this event, it is not required.

The Neil Wright Band from Reading, Pa., will provide music for dancing during the event.

"The band will play standards from the big band era, and the ballroom has plenty of space for dancing," Margaret Schmelzer, promotions committee chairwoman, said in a news release.

With more than 25 years in the music business, the Neil Wright Band has performed in 46 states and in Canada, including opening for Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, The Police, Kenny Loggins, Marilyn McCoo and The Pointer Sisters.

"The Chocolate Extravaganza is a wonderful way to sample amazing chocolate creations from some of the most talented confectioners in our area," said Pat Fleagle, director of economic development for MSW. "It's also a fun event, where everyone is invited to come out for a night on the town."

The theme this year is "Enchanted Garden," and decorations include the event's traditional pink and brown with the addition of greenery and indoor garden "landscaping."

Purveyors of sweet treats for the event include 1912 Hoover House, Burgundy Lane Bed & Breakfast, Despina Leos Candy Kitchen, Krystal's Cakes and Confections, the News Agency, TranquilaTEA, Waynesboro Country Club, The Waynesburger and Zoe's Chocolate Co.

Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.

The Neil Wright Band is sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau and by Burgundy Lane Bed & Breakfast. Susquehanna Bank donated souvenir beverage glasses. Area businesses that donated door prizes include Eichholz Flowers, Green Arbor Flowers and Shrubbery, and Appalachian Nursery.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at several downtown Waynesboro locations, including 1912 Hoover House, Despina Leos Candy Kitchen, Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, Neverland Games, Sanders Furniture and Refinishing, Zoe's Chocolate Co., and the Mainstreet Waynesboro office on Center Square.

For more information, call 717-762-0397.

Those planning to attend should be advised that the ballroom is only accessible via a staircase. There is no elevator available.

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