Brrr! Baby it’s COLD outside!

As I write this, its a whole 8 degrees outside with a wind chill factor of minus 10. Winter is definitely upon us! Rather than dwell on that, I’d rather think about our upcoming February First Friday, and the Tour de Chocolat’! As one of our premiere First Fridays, the tour provides another great excuse for you to meet your downtown merchants and artists, who invite you in for some sweet treats and cocoa while you shop! The event also showcases the culinary skills of some budding local chefs through our “Chocolate Challenge” competition! Both amateurs and professionals are welcome to enter a sweet or savory menu item to be judges by local celebrities. The ONLY requirement is that all entries contain chocolate. That’s IT! How do you incorporate chocolate into your favorites? You would be surprised by how many different ways this mystical ingredient can be used to enhance an entrée!

If you are a fan of First Fridays and wish to become part of the dynamic team that helps us to plan and implement these events each month, we would LOVE to have you! The Promotions Committee, under the leadership of Carmen Shaffer, meets once a month at Main Street Yoga. The next meeting will be January 13, at 7:45 pm.