NEW PHILADELPHIA Dover, Oh

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DOVER (WJER) - This weekend, the lure of chocolate will turn downtown Dover into an old-fashioned, hustling and bustling town center. 

The fourth annual Downtown Dover Chocolate Walk will be Saturday evening from 5 to 8 pm. The event is sponsored by the Friends Of The Dover Library and The Canal Dover Association and benefits the Dover Riverfront Project. Library Director Jim Gill says the chocolate is delicious, and the fundraising cause is worthwhile, but there’s more to the event. 

“It does take you back, I think, to what downtowns used to be, and that’s what this really is about is creating community and getting downtown a little more active and vibrant,” he says.

He says ticket holders get a passport, bag and map of 24 sweet stops where they will collect chocolate treats.

“It could be a chocolate whoopie pie. It could be a huge brownie. I know Miller’s Creamery gives a big bowl of chocolate ice cream,” he says. “Each one’s different and often it changes by the year so you really are kind of surprised. You don’t know what you’re going to get, and it’s kind of fun that way.”

Gill expects between 500 and 700 people will participate in the event. A limited number of tickets are still available for $20 each at the library, The Emporium, or John’s Sweeper Service.

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