The inaugural Wauseon Downtown Chocolate Walk is planned for April 6.
The Downtown Wauseon Chocolate Walk was inspired by Wauseon Mayor Kathy Huner. Walkers will not only enjoy a delicious bag of chocolate, but the event will promote the Wauseon Downtown businesses and organizations. Proceeds for the walk will be used to support the work of the Wauseon Downtown Association including the Wauseon Farmers’ Market, the Wauseon Christmas Parade, and the Trolley Museum project.
Tickets may be purchased in advance from participating local businesses and also committee members. Walkers may begin anytime after 3:30 pm. The walk ends at 7 p.m.
Options for tickets include $10 for those who wish to fill a hand- decorated Wauseon Downtown Chocolate Walk bag with up-scale and baked chocolate treats. All chocolate morsels will be provided by downtown Wauseon businesses and organizations in cooperation with the Wauseon Downtown Association, sponsors of the event.
A $15 ticket will provide the opportunity to fill a bag with chocolate samples and also to participate in a wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. at Sullivans restaurant. An additional ticket option of dinner at Sullivans with wine tasting and the chocolate walk will also be available for $35.
The walk will start at The Studio, located at the corner of North Fulton and Elm Streets.
Additional Chocolate Walk activities will include an appearance by the Easter Bunny. The famous bunny will pose with family, groups, or individuals at the Ambria Photography studio on South Fulton Street (photo price not included in ticket options).
The Brush Hour will host the creation of an artwork to be created by all of the Wauseon Downtown Chocolate Walk participants. Dr. Ladd, curator of the Magic Corner Museum, will host magic shows at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the Birch Theater stage at the Magic Corner located at the intersection of South Fulton and Birch streets.
A grand prize of one room and breakfast provided by The Burr House will be drawn at 7 p.m. To be eligible for the prize, chocolate walk ticket holders will submit a completely punched Wauseon Downtown Chocolate Walk card. Several businesses will also be holding drawings for prizes during the chocolate walk.
For more information visit the Wauseon Downtown Association website at wauseondowntown.org or visit the Wauseon Downtown Chocolate Walk Facebook page.