Chocolate Celebration

DATE: 02/06/2015
TIME: 11 am - 2 pm
LOCATION: Kokomo First Church of the Nazarene


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J. Edwards

Chocolate Celebration Guidelines 2015
Chocolate Celebration Participation Agreement 2015
(Scroll down for online registration.)

Even the snowiest winter on record couldn't keep chocolate lovers away from Kokomo's First Church of the Nazarene during Samaritan Caregivers 12th annual Chocolate Celebration. Over 3500 tickets were redeemed by people relieving their weather-related stress, raising $13,000 to help people 65 and over living at home in Howard County.

Making substantial contributions were sponsors: J. Edwards Fine Chocolates, Gourmet Cakes & Unique Gifts; Haynes International and Indiana American Water.

Other valuable assistance came from: Kokomo's First Church of the Nazarene, Horoho Printing, Coca-Cola of Kokomo, American Tool & Party Rental, R.D. Filip, St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo Men of Note, Kokomo Herald, Kokomo Perspective, Kokomo Tribune, Shine 99, WFRN, WGNR, WWKI, Z92.5, Howard County Sheriff's Department, Kokomo Noon Kiwanis, Scared Rabbit Productions and Grace United Methodist Church Women.

The event ran flawlessly thanks to tremendous involvement from Chocolate Committee Chair, Dean Despinoy, and more than 50 volunteers, including area media reps, who served as judges.

Cheers to each person who chowed down on chocolate! Because of you, Samaritan Caregivers makes a difference every day!

Check out the listing below of the 2014 judges, participants and winners, with several day-of-event photos.

Next year's Chocolate Celebration is scheduled for Friday, February 6, 2015. We hope to see you there to enjoy chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate!

Chocolate Celebration Online Reg
Name of Business*
Contact Person*
Daytime Phone *
E-Mail *
Color Preference for Table Skirt
A limited number of electrical outlets are available. If your booth requires electricity, please describe what electrical appliance you are bringing (cooler, freezer, hotplate, etc.)
One 6' table and two chairs are provided; additional tables are an additional $5.00 charge per table. There is no charge for extra chairs. Select total number of tables needed:
Please select the total number of additional chairs needed.
Please name and describe in detail the item(s) you will be donating/serving.*
For maximum advertising benefit, return the agreement with your $35 booth fee (with $5 for each additional table) by cash, check, Visa/MCard/Discover to Samaritan Caregivers by FRIDAY, JANUARY 16th, 2015


1. Windmill Grill - 467 servings
2. J. Edwards - 443 servings
3. Half Moon Restaurant & Brewery - 437 servings

1. Community Howard Regional Hospital
2. Indulgence Bakery
3. Gingerbread House Bakery

1. Golden Living Center - Chocolate Chip Cookie
2. Main Occasions - Raspberry Mousse Brownie
3. Half Moon Restaurant & Brewery - Chocolate Porter Cake

1. Bob Evans - Double Chocolate Hotcakes
2. Girl Scouts - Girl Scout Cookie Dessert
3. Fairmont Rehabilitation - Banana Split Cheesecake

1. Bona Vista - Nutella Hot Chocolate
2. Community Howard Regional Hospital - Chocolate Soda
3. Crossroads Community Church - Red Velvet Frappe

1. Old World Fudge - Chocolate Fudge
2. Northwoods Commons - Cherry Bomb Fudge
3. Sunspot Natural Market - Unreal Chocolate Carmel Peanut Nougat


Ameriprise Financial - Serving Sugar Cookies with Half Chocolate and Peppermint Candy Sprinkles

Bob Evans - Serving Double Chocolate Hotcakes: Hotcakes with Chocolate Chips inside, topped with Chocolate Syrup and Whipped Cream

Bona Vista - Serving Nutella Hot Chocolate with a variety of toppings

Community Howard Regional Health Systems - Serving Chocolate Soda

Create-A-Cake - Serving Turtle Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats, Chocolate covered Cherry Balls, Sugar Free Brownies

Crossroads Community Church - Serving Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Red Velvet Frappe, Cookies

Fairmont Rehabilitation - Serving Silky Smooth Red Velvet Bistro, Banana Split Cheese Cake

Gingerbread House Bakery - Serving Chocolate Peanutbutter Supreme Cake: layers of Chocolate Cake and Peanutbutter Cream, covered with Chocolate Ganache, dollops of Buttercream, and Reese Cups

Girl Scouts - Girl Scout Cookie Dessert

Golden Living - Serving Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispy Treats with Sprinkles

Hairz to You - Serving Poppy Love: Chocolate Popcorn

Half Moon Restaurant & Brewery - Serving Chocolate Porter Cake with Porter Fudge Sauce

Indulgence Bakery - Serving Turtle Brownie: Fudge Brownie topped with Rich Ganache, Pecans, and Caramel

J. Edwards Fine Chocolates (Sponsor) - Serving Valentruffle: Layers of Red Velvet Cake & Cheesecake Mousse

Jefferson Manor - Serving Texas Delight: Texas Sheet Cake with Pecan/Caramel top then drizzled with Exotic Chocolate or Rocky Road Fudge

Main Occasions - Serving Peanut Butter Mousse Brownies, Raspberry Mousse Brownies

North Woods Commons - Serving Cherry Bomb Fudge

Old World Fudge - Serving Chocolate Fudge

PASTAriffic Ristorante Italiano - Serving Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

St. Joseph Hospital - Serving Ooh la la Chocolate Crepe: A Dark Chocolate French Pancake filled with a White Chocolate Mousse tossed with Fresh Rapsberries; or (Low-Calorie Option) A Dark Chocolate French Pancake filled with Fresh Raspberries, Strawberries, and Blackberries drizzled with a White Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Sauce

Sam's Club - Serving Rolo Pretzel Delights, Dark Choc Pomegranates, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Chocolate Covered Almonds & M&M Cookies

Sunspot Natural Market - Serving Endangered Species Natural Chocolate Bars, Unreal Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bars

Wildtree - Serving Chocolate Mousse with Natural Ingredients

Windmill Grill - Serving Chocolate Lined Raspberry Filled Cream Puffs, Hand Dipped Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Chocolate Shells filled with Fresh Fruit

Xocai Healthy Chocolate - Serving Healthy Chocolate Bars


Kokomo Herald, Shannon Crouch, Managing Editor,

Kokomo Perspective, Alyx Arnett, City Editor,

Kokomo Tribune, Lindsey Ziliak, Lifestyle Editor,

Your Friend of the Family WFRN, Joe Hendershot, Marketing Consultant,

Moody Radio WGNR, Ray Hashley, Station Manager,

WSHw, Shine 99, Scott Alan, Local Communications Liason,

Hit Country 100.5, WWKI, Lindsey Eckert, Morning DJ,

Hoosier AM/FM Z92.5, Chris Stevens, Morning DJ,

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