The Chocolate Affair was the place to be for chocolate lovers recently when Labry Hall at Cumberland University was transformed into a chocolate haven.
Seven chocolates from around the world were presented for tasting and critiquing. A chocolate fountain by Ribbons of Chocolate, offered a plethora of scrumptious items to dip into the decadent liquid – strawberries, bananas, pineapple, cream puffs, cookies, pretzels and other delightful foods were available. The Lindt Factory Outlet Shop had a selection of truffles to sample and buy, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
While guests were indulging in delectable chocolates, a fashion show was presented that featured local clothing boutiques. The Crystal Couture Store, Dreams Boutique, LuLu’s Clothing Company, Posh and The White Room showed fashions that wowed the crowd. Nineteen models graced the runway with items for spring.
Throughout the evening, guests placed bids on silent auction items that ranged from Nashville Symphony tickets to Pandora jewelry from Wiggins Jewelry and from wine tasting for 10 people at Market Basket Liquors to a chocolate watch from Winfrey Rone Jewelers. Chocolate pearls, Ryobi tools from Home Depot, glamour items, and gift certificates from a wide variety of businesses, were among the other items available. Lebanon schools student created six pieces of art that depicted abuse in an abstract form, which was also auctioned.
The Randy McLellan Band provided easy listening music throughout the evening, while students from Friendship Christian School served as hosts and hostesses. A separate group of Friendship student helped with event setup earlier in the day.
All proceeds from the Chocolate Affair will be used for direct services to the abused children served at the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center. Donations are always welcome.
"Our dream is to have a house donated to the center, as a permanent location to serve children," said Debra Daugherty.
For more information, call Daugherty at 615-449-7975.