ChocolateFest benefits children’s charities


The John Chapman Kiwanis Foundation and the Orchid Events Center invite the public to attend the 5th annual Kiwanis ChocolateFest on 6-9 p.m. Feb. 8, 2019. The chocolate themed fundraiser is a benefit for Riley Hospital and other children’s charities, programs, and projects in Northeast Indiana.

The Orchid Event Center is located at 11508 Lincoln Hwy E, New Haven. The event will feature three chocolate dipping stations (dark, milk, and white chocolate) with other chocolate desserts, a full dinner, live entertainment from the Farmland Jazz Band and cash bar. New this year will be a build-your-own ice cream sundae bar. A silent auction will be held in conjunction with the event. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Riley’s Hospital for Children and other area charities and projects.

“This event is to showcase the Kiwanis mission of improving the world, one child and one community at a time,” Jim Cherry of the John Chapman Kiwanis Foundation said in a statement released Dec. 15. “During this particular Friday of Valentine’s Day weekend, we will share our mission with chocolate and friends.”

Tickets are $40 each or a VIP table of eight for $500. VIP tables will have special centerpieces with the donors’ names with recognition in the donations summary brochure.