NEW GLASGOW – If you’re looking to head to a festival that’s one of the sweetest in the county, then look no further than the North End Recreation Centre’s Chocolate Festival, taking place from Feb. 7 to 9.
In its seventh year, the festival is a delicious way to give back to the community.
Liz MacIntosh, secretary of the board of managers, said the fundraiser has been very successful in the past. “In previous years, we’ve been able to do upgrades to the kitchen and skating rink because of funds raised at the Chocolate Festival.”
The festival includes activities and fun for all ages. “The festival and the rec centre are both great opportunities to meet with family and friends and support the community,” said MacIntosh.
The schedule for the Chocolate Festival is as follows.
Thursday, Feb. 7:
Family Torch Parade. 6:30 p.m. start at Acadia Street Elementary School, followed by hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies at the Rec Centre. Family skate (weather permitting) and Fireworks at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 8:
Kid’s Video Dance. 6:30-8:30 p.m., admission $5, canteen services available. Grades Primary to 6.
Saturday, Feb. 9:
Chocolate Chip Pancake Breakfast. 8:30 – 11 a.m. (or while quantities last), admission $5. Includes sausage, plain pancakes upon request.
Costume Skating Party/Ice Games. 2-4 p.m. Weather permitting, canteen services available. Prize for best costume. Buy ticket for a chance to pie Matt MacGillvary in the face.
Sledding Party. 4-5 p.m. (weather permitting), Location: old playground corner of Dover and Highland Drive. Hot chocolate at rec centre 5-5:30 p.m.
If you would like to volunteer for any events please contact Dawn at 755-2806. Tickets available for Penny McMullen’s Cake. Prepare your Chocolate Sculpture and submit on Thursday for judging.