One of the things I love about our town is the Downtown Associates of North Attleborough. There are many annual events that go on that are awesome for the community. One of the events that we have never had a chance to get to before is the Chocolate Lover’s walk. Today we had a great excuse to go for a walk with Eva. The Chocolate Lover’s walk is a nice little fund raiser for the association so that it can put on other events like the Santa Parade and the Block Party.
We started the walk at the Free Press, our local free newspaper. We saw our friend Betty Poirier, who is also our state rep. She also happens to be the mom of one my good friends from my childhood and we’ve known her for a very long time. She got to see Eva awake too. At the Free Press we paid our $5.00 per bag donation and got our list of participating businesses.
We started off at the credit union. Each business had a different kid of chocolate. Either kisses or a custom chocolate from a local business. The library had hot chocolate and one of the hair salons had marshmallows on sticks that could be dipped into one of 4 kinds of chocolate and then into sprinkles and other items. At our favorite downtown restaurant SoupWorks they gave us cookies and at an Italian Deli Constantinos they gave us Emily’s Brownies. Those are going to go great with a tall glass of milk tonight.
In all there were 32 local businesses that participated. It was such a great event to introduce people to many of the local businesses. For the price of a couple bags of candy you could get major foot traffic to your business to learn about the services that you provide. By the end of the day we had two bags of chocolate and they were pretty heavy. What a great event.
Here are some bonus photos.
Eva was a big hit in her sling. So many people stopped Allison to ask her about the sling. And at Shirley’s Chocolates and Tea Shop the owner came over with a teacup for Eva for her first visit to Shirley’s.
So I was looking for some local websites and I found a website that is purely MA. It is called Wicked Local and that is where the Free Press has their website. There is also a local photography spot so I can submit my locally taken photos. How fun. Once I get some photos up I will add that gallery to my sidebar.
P.S. – I wrote this while watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Weird.
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