The line in front of American Heritage Chocolates to get chocolate samples.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
A large continuous crowd of chocolate lovers attended the fifth annual McLean Chocolate Festival on Sunday, Jan. 31 at the McLean Community Center. The event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of McLean and proceeds went to local charities. Last year's festival raised $13,000, and this year's event included 14 chocolate vendors, demonstrations of Colonial America chocolate making, children's coloring games, musical entertainment and a raffle. Some of the vendors included C&D Sweets, Cameron's Coffee and Chocolate, Mike's Fudge, Sweetbites Cafe and Undone Chocolate.
"What we like about this is it’s a fundraiser that attracts people of all ages and involves the whole community to help raise money for local organizations," said Jan Auerbach, chair of the McLean Chocolate Festival and treasurer of the Rotary Club of McLean.