Visitors enjoyed sampling over 45 treats during Sunday afternoon's Festival of Chocolate held at Kendall Young Library. The first annual event drew an excellent turnout. The event was delayed one week due to the icy conditions last Sunday. Here are the top winners:
Confection and Candy Division-1st Place:Zibby Miller for Nutella Nuggets. 2nd Place:Mary Jane Mourlam for Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge. Honorable Mention:Tom McLaughlin for Chocolate Dipped Premium Pretzels.
Cookies:1st Place: Laura Brockett for Chocolate Waffle Cookies. 2nd Place-Daniel Blankenship for Chocolate Snickerdoodles. Honorable Mention to Shirley Yungclas for her Whoopie Pie entry.
Brownies and Bars:1st Place:Linda Barrick for Mint Brownies. 2nd Place-Carol Kayler for Wonderbars. Honorable Mention to Carol Kayler for Raspberry White Chocolate Bars.
Cakes and Cupcakes:1st Place:Stephanie Hill for Chocolate Cheesecake. 2nd Place:Laurel Palmer for Sour Cream Chocolate Cake.Honorable Mention to Roberta Knutson for Chocolate Cake Balls.
People's Choice winners:1st Place: JoAnn Robb for Oh So Orange Brownies. 2nd Place to Zibby Miller for Nutella Nuggets.
Each of the winner received special prizes. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Kendall Young Library as a benefit for their many activities.