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13th Annual "For the Love of Chocolate" Festival
Medina Performing Arts Center - Medina High School
851 Weymouth Road, Medina
Tickets are $10 and $5 for attendees ages 5 and over

This family-oriented event features a Children's Chocolate Cookie Contest; a Decadent Chocolate Dessert Contest for professional cooks and adult and teen hobby cooks; a Children's Candyland area with games and amusements; a bake sale featuring contest winners and a snack bar provided by Dominic's Restaurant. Chocolatiers also sell scrumptious items that are perfect for Valentine's Day.

Samples from over 40 Chocolatiers include items like truffles; chocolate fountain dipping; chocolate decadent brownies; chocolate cake; chocolate-covered strawberries; chocolate pretzel rods; fudge; lollipops; chocolate cookies; chocolate flavored coffee; Oreo pie; cake truffles; Whoopie pies; chocolate-covered nuts; solid dark chocolate squares; chocolate ice cream; chocolate pies; chocolate clusters; brownies; cappuccino biscottini, chocolate popcorn; chocolate mini puffs; buckeyes; chocolate-covered cheesecake; and chocolate suckers.

The Decadent Dessert and Chocolate Cookie Contests will be held Friday, February 5, at Buehler's Market at 3626 Medina Rd., Medina. After judging, all non-perishable contest entries will be sold at the Chocolate Festival bake sale.

All proceeds help Medina County families prevent, prepare for and cope with emergencies.