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Chocolate and Wine Affair slated March 23 in Walker

The third annual Chocolate and Wine Affair (formerly a Romance of Chocolate) will be held from 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Northern Lights Event Center.

Sample a variety of chocolate treats and vote for your favorites. Enjoy specialty coffees and a variety of wines to enhance the chocolate experience. Delight in live music by area guitarist Larry Kimball of Walker, and take a sweetheart photo by professional photographer LeAnn Overbeek of Studio 64.

Cost is $10 for six chocolate samples, and $10 for six wine/coffee samples.

Bring home plates of chocolate and themed baskets from the silent auction, or pick up “A Chocolate Recipe Book.”

New this year are pre-purchased VIP tickets that get you speedy admission, unlimited sampling of chocolate, wine and coffee, and a chance to win a door prize.

There are still openings in the Ultimate Chocolate Challenge and prizes will be awarded for professional and amateur entries. There is no entry fee for the Ultimate Chocolate Challenge. Register by March 16. For full rules and an application, contact Faith in Action for Cass County or the HOWA Family Center.

“The Chocolate and Wine Affair is such a classy, fun event,” said Faith in Action Director Theresa Eclov. “I enjoy seeing the creative local talent, both amateur and professional, and I learn something new about chocolates and wines each year.”

A Chocolate and Wine Affair is a fundraising event for Faith in Action and the HOWA Family Center, local nonprofits serving people in the Leech Lake area. Call Faith In Action at 218-675-5435 or the HOWA Family Center at 218-547-4273, or go to or, for more information or to enter the Ultimate Chocolate Challenge.

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