Thanks for a collossal chocolate celebration
Dean Despinoy, Chocolate Celebration Committee Chair, and Jamey Henderson, Executive Director, Samaritan Caregivers, sends this Cheer to all those who helped in making another successful Chocolate Celebration:
“Despite a below zero wind chill, chocolate lovers congregated at Kokomo’s First Church of the Nazarene recently for Samaritan Caregivers 11th annual Chocolate Celebration. Heartfelt appreciation to the sweetest sponsor ever: J. Edwards Fine Chocolates. Thanks also to Haynes International for additional sponsorship. Over 3,800 servings of chocolate were enjoyed, raising over $12,500 to ensure no-cost solutions for people 65 and over still living at home in Howard County.
An enormous thank you to our chocolate-y community partners: Ameriprise Financial, Bob Evans, Community Howard Regional Health, Create-A-Cake, Culver’s, Fairmont Rehabilitation, Gingerbread House Bakery, Golden Living/Sycamore Village, Hairz To You, Indulgence Bakery, J. Edwards Fine Chocolates, Jefferson Manor, Kokomo Area Career Center, Main Occasions Catering, Mary Kay, Old World Fudge, Primrose Retirement Community, St. Joseph Hospital, The SunSpot Natural Market, Waterford Place Health Campus, Windmill Grill and Xocai Healthy Chocolate.
Other supporters: Kokomo’s First Church of the Nazarene, Horoho Printing, Coca-Cola of Kokomo, American Tool & Party Rental, Community Howard Regional Health, R.D. Filip, St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo Men of Note, Kokomo Herald, Kokomo Perspective, Kokomo Tribune, Shine 99, WFRN, WGNR, WWKI, Z92.5, Robert J. Kinsey Youth Center, Howard County Sheriff’s Department, Kokomo Noon Kiwanis, Scared Rabbit Productions and Grace United Methodist Church Women.
Congrats to our winners! People’s Choice: 1st, Windmill Grill (580 servings); 2nd, Kokomo Area Career Center (357 servings); 3rd, Create-A-Cake (294 servings). Best Display: 1st, Community Howard Regional Health; 2nd, Fairmont Rehabilitation; 3rd, Gingerbread House Bakery. Critic’s Choice: Baked — 1st, Main Occasions Catering; 2nd, Indulgence Bakery; 3rd, Create-A-Cake; Candy: 1st, Old World Fudge; 2nd, Primrose Retirement Community; 3rd, The Sunspot Natural Market; Misc: 1st, Hairz to You, 2nd, Waterford Place Health Campus, 3rd, Culver’s; Beverage: 1st, Ameriprise Financial.
A heartfelt thank you to over 50 volunteers, including representatives from area media, who helped before, during and after the event to make the day go so smoothly. We also appreciate everyone who delighted in buying chocolate and made the day such a tremendous success! You help us help others!
Thanks for a collossal chocolate celebration
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