January 12, 2015

Chocolate Fest

It was a chocolate lovers dream-cupcakes, candy and sweet treats filled the halls at Naperville Central High School, but it wasn’t only to satisfy that sweet tooth.

“This is really more of a friend raiser than a fundraiser for us, we make a few dollars on it, which is nice, the money that we do make allows us to continue to give services to anyone in our community regardless to whether or not they can pay,” said Ron Hume, Executive Director of 360 Youth Services.

This is the 12th year for 360 Youth Service’s Chocolate Festival, which invited local chocolate vendors to sample their creations while sharing some recipes for success in the kitchen.

And who doesn’t need a little pick me up after the holidays? Chocolate can do just the trick.

“Oh who doesn’t love chocolate in January? Chocolate is one of those universal things that everyone just kind of smiles when you talk about, and we wanted to make it fun, so it’s a fun day for kids, it’s a fun day for parents,” said Hume.

“The chocolate and always want to support the good organizations that help the youth and elderly is always a good cause,” said Jennifer Anaya, visitor to Chocolate Fest.

A sweet treats competition upped the ante for adults at this year’s fest, but as for the kids, they have all they need.


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