812 people sample treats at Chocolate Fest

24 vendor booths for ‘sweet’ 9th annual benefit

Pam Kinney and Tina Loucks sample some sweet delights offered by Isabelle Chronister of Homestead on Route 66. (Photo by Jack Hinton)

Some 812 people sampled sweet treats offered by 24 vendors during the City of Yukon’s ninth annual Yukon Chocolate Festival on Feb. 1 at the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore.

Providing visitors with fudge, chocolate strawberries and cherries are Miranda Wietelman, Shea Ghomrawi and Cerese Collie of CC’s Homemade Sweets. This vendor booth won first place for Best Booth Décor and for Best Tasting Chocolate. (Photo by Jack Hinton)

In all, more than people (including booth workers and City personnel) attended the “Affair Extraordinare.”

The chocolate festival was a joint venture between Friends of the Park and the Ladies Library Club. Sponsor was Allie’s Baking Boutique.

Visitors enjoyed tasting samples of everything from double chocolate sundaes and frozen chocolate custard to chocolate hummus and chocolate strawberries and cherries.

Booths were manned by Yukon-area businesses and organizations.

Michelle Tahah gets ready to sample some truffles among all the assorted goodies offered by Kaley Vaughan and Jocelyn Andis at the Lokal restaurant’s booth. (Photo by Jack Hinton)

Funds raised from Saturday’s annual Chocolate Festival will help improve Yukon’s parks and library.

After their stomachs were packed with sweets, visitors voted on the “Best Booth Décor” and the “Best Tasting Chocolate.”

Winners for the Best Booth Décor are Okie Artistry Face Painting with third place, Dale Robertson Center with second place and CC’s Homemade Sweets with first place.

Winners for Best Tasting Chocolate are Allies Baking Boutique with third place, Homestead on Route 66 with second place and CC’s Homemade Sweets with first place.