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.




Haslam To Speak At Chattanooga Chamber Annual Meeting Wednesday

Governor Bill Haslam will keynote the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Governor Haslam will speak about the state’s progress in economic development, creating jobs, higher education, including Tennessee Promise, and other initiatives. In addition to Governor Haslam’s keynote, ... (click for more)

Dalton's CALEA Accreditation Renewed

At Tuesday morning’s monthly meeting of the Public Safety Commission, Dalton Police Chief Jason Parker officially announced that his department has officially been re-accredited by CALEA (the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc). The agency was officially informed of the re-accreditation earlier this month after a team of CALEA assessors performed an inspection ... (click for more)

Pinkston Says Offer Was Made To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him If Prosecution Of Detective Burns Was Dropped; Judge Greenholtz "Greatly Bothered" By Any Such Offer

District Attorney Neal Pinkston said at a hearing Tuesday that an offer was made to drop a lawsuit filed against him by Gatlinburg detective Rodney Burns if he would dismiss two perjury counts against Burns. The district attorney said he should not be disqualified from continuing to prosecute the case or else attorneys would begin suing him or the judge to get a new DA or trial ... (click for more)

2 People In Critical Condition After 3-Vehicle Crash On Highway 58

Two people are in critical condition after a three-vehicle crash on Highway 58 on Monday night. At approximately 8:13 p.m. , officers with the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries in the 5400 block of Highway 58.  One of the involved vehicles flipped on its top causing the occupants to be trapped inside the vehicle. The ... (click for more)

Say No To Armed Police Volunteers - And Response (5)

The last thing the Chattanooga Police Department needs is a cadre of “armed” volunteers placed in the community as reserve officers. How will this plan address the problem between the department and the communities in which there is lack of trust? If these volunteers are strategically added to strengthen the “police state” in certain neighborhoods, that plan will widen the gap between ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Already, 248 Mass Shootings

There is not a word – not one – that I can use to respond to Dr. Loretta P. Prater, whose letter in Chattanoogan.com just condemned the idea that proposed volunteers in the Chattanooga Police Department be armed. Dr. Pater signed her letter, “Mother of Homicide Victim Leslie Vaughn Prater” and I’ve no doubt there is nothing in this world that will assuage the lifelong horror she ... (click for more)