Chocolate Fling Is April 21

Monday, February 18, 2013

The 6th Annual Chocolate Fling and Silent Auction to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee will be held on Sunday, April 21, from 2-4 p.m. at Pier 2 at The Landing.   

Area restaurants, caterers and chefs will create bite-sized chocolate treats to enter into a competition.  Guests will purchase a ticket beforehand or at the door and spend the afternoon tasting chocolate goodies and enjoying entertainment including event emcees James Howard and Kim Carson from 92.3. 

The Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee provides services and support to people with epilepsy across 10 counties in Tennessee and three in northwest Georgia. About 1 out of 100 people live with a seizure disorder, for which there is not yet a cure. The foundation provides educational programs, case-management, advocacy, support groups, and financial assistance to those who can’t afford their epilepsy medications.  

The judges for the chocolate competition include Richard Floyd - state representative, Barry Courter - The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Brian Leutwiler- professor of “Wine and Chocolate” at Chattanooga State, James Howard - Sunny 92.3, Kim Chapman - NewsChannel 9, and Susan Moss -chef and owner of 212 Market Restaurant.  Ticket holders will also have an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award. 

Local Chocolatiers vying for top honors include 2 Sweet 4 U Cupcakes, Cookie Jar Cafe, Crave, Mt. Vernon Restaurant, Sugary Creations, the Cupcake Kitchen and the Whiskey Women.

In addition to sampling chocolate, ticket-holders may support Epilepsy Foundation by bidding on silent auction items donated by Chattanooga area businesses.  Certificates, tickets and items ranging in value from $20 to $1000 will be available.  Some categories are: staycation packages, personal care, services, sports, entertainment and vacation packages. 

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Children 3–12 are $10, and children 0–2 are free.  

For more information visit www.chocolatefling.com.  To purchase tickets call 634-1772.




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