Enjoy Chocolate to Benefit Keystone Human Services at Chocolatefest Weekend

Jan 4, 2017 5:05 PM ET
Press Release

HARRISBURG, Pa., January 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - How much chocolate is too much? Keystone Human Services puts it to the test during its annual Chocolatefest Weekend, held on January 28-29, 2017 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA as we raise funds to support our life changing services.

The weekend begins with ChocolateBall on January 28 at 6 p.m. This year focuses on the elegance of a Black & White Ball with a touch of red. This black tie event includes elegant receptions, dinner, dancing, live music by The Undercover Band, live and silent auctions, and more. Tickets cost $175 per person.

There is also an optional VIP reception at 5 p.m. sponsored by Waltz Vineyards and Estate Winery and Bonefish Grill. The VIP reception is included in the patron ticket, which costs $250.

Corporate tables and sponsorships are still available.

Once again, Mountz Jewelers has donated a stunning diamond necklace that the lucky winner of the champagne raffle will get to take home.

On January 29, guests can spend the morning or afternoon at Chocolatefest discovering just how much chocolate is enough. This year’s theme is “Frozen,” in honor of our frosty January weather. Guests can sample tastes of mostly chocolate creations from area confectioners, restaurants, hotels, and caterers.

Chocolatiers include Turkey Hill with their chocolate fountain, Hilton Hotel, Hershey Pantry, Hershey Hotel, and Devon Seafood and Steak, just to mention a few.

In addition to lots of chocolate, Chocolatefest includes live entertainment by Central Dauphin students and New Direction band, silent auctions, children’s activities, and an impressive cake competition. Guests will also have the opportunity to greet service dogs in training from Susquehanna Service Dogs.

This year’s theme for the Harrisburg Magazine cake competition is also “Frozen, a tribute to January icy weather.” Professional, retail, and student pastry chefs compete for the grand prize of a lovely engraved silver tray for each category, generously provided by Mountz Jewelers.

The Chocolatefest Premiere Session begins at 10 a.m. on January 29, followed by General Session 1 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and General Session 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tickets for Chocolatefest general sessions cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door, as available. Tickets for children ages 5-12 cost $5. Premiere tickets cost $50. Guests can also purchase an All-Day VIP ticket for $75 and attend all three sessions. Chocolatefest tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 717-232-7509, or at Giant Food Stores, Hershey Lodge, Boscov’s, select Turkey Hill mini markets, and select Rutter’s locations.

Thanks to the wonderful partners for this year’s Chocolatefest Weekend: Citizens Bank, LAMAR, Rite Aid, WGAL, Hershey Lodge, Bonefish Grill, Waltz Winery and The Hall Foundation.

Chocolatefest benefits Keystone Human Services, a nonprofit organization that has been supporting children and adults with disabilities to live meaningful lives and fully participate in their communities since 1972. Keystone provides community-based services, including intellectual disabilities services, mental health services, autism services, children’s services, Capital Area Head Start, and Susquehanna Service Dogs. Keystone also provides services in Delaware, Connecticut through Key Human Services, in the Republic of Moldova through Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association, in India through Keystone Institute India, and consultation services in Azerbaijan and Romania, and more.