Chocolate festival held to benefit local charity

December 14, 2016 by  

Columbia was home to the first annual Chocolate Festival at the start of the month. The festival was organized by Tiger Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center and was well attended.

All vendors were encouraged to feature their chocolaty specialty items to go along with the theme of the festival. Restaurants and other establishments participated in the event, likely drawing attendees to their displays with banners and holiday decorations.

Attendance at the festival was free and there were treats available to please everyone. Events were held throughout the day to raise money for the Rainbow House, which is a local child advocacy center that supports a children’s emergency shelter and program for homeless young people. The emergency shelter has been open since 1986 and helps provide a safe shelter for children from birth to 18 years of age.

Organizers held a 50/50 raffle that benefited the Rainbow House. It is too early to say how much was raised for the charity and if the event will be an annual event, but organizers were able to achieve their goal of bringing the community together and, at the same time, helping raise the money for the Rainbow House.

The event was held at Parkade Plaza on Business Loop 70. Tiger Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center donated $20 to the Rainbow House for each new patient who signed up at the table during the event.

Wellness Center and was well attended.

All vendors were encouraged to feature their chocolaty specialty items to go along with the theme of the festival. Restaurants and other establishments participated in the event, likely drawing attendees to their displays with banners and holiday decorations.

Attendance at the festival was free and there were treats available to please everyone. Events were held throughout the day to raise money for the Rainbow House, which is a regional child advocacy center that supports a children’s emergency shelter and homeless youth program. The emergency shelter has been open since 1986 and helps provide a safe shelter for children from birth to 18 years of age.

Organizers held a 50/50 raffle that benefited the Rainbow House. It is too early to say how much was raised for the charity and if the event will be an annual event, but organizers were able to achieve their goal of bringing the community together and, at the same time, helping raise the money for the Rainbow House.

The event was held at Parkade Plaza on Business Loop 70. Tiger Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center donated $20 to the Rainbow House for each new patient who signed up at the table during the event.

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