Guest will enjoy a variety of chocolate delicacies prepared by area bakers, chocolatiers and chefs during the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Auxiliary's 20th-annual Chocolate Love A'fair. (Submitted)
Dover, Ohio (WJER) - The Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Auxiliary is targeting those with a sweet tooth for their annual fundraiser.
Tickets are now on sale for the 20th-annual Chocolate Love A’fair. Hospital spokesman Darrin Lautenschleger says it’s from 1 to 3 pm Saturday, February 2nd at Buckeye Career Center.
“Ticketholders are able to come in. They spend the afternoon actually tasting samples from various bakers, chocolatiers, dessert experts, you name it, with some type of chocolate theme,” he says.
Lautenschleger says there will also be an auction with gift baskets and different chocolate products, and new this year, all attendees can enter a raffle to win a catered dinner for 20 people from Hog Heaven or a 55-inch smart tv.
“Your ticket enters you into the raffle, and only people who buy tickets are entered into that raffle,” he says. “The pool, so to speak, is very small so that your chances are pretty good if you’ve purchased a ticket for the event.”
The best desserts there will also get some special recognition.
“Attendees actually choose their favorite, the People’s Choice Award, and that’s always announced before the end of the afternoon. And then, we have a panel of celebrity judges who are being assembled as we speak, and they’ll spend some time. They’ll arrive, they’ll actually taste all the products, and then they’ll actually vote themselves, too,” Lautenschleger says.
Tickets are $20 each and are on sale exclusively at the hospital’s Corner Shop gift shop. People are encouraged to purchase their tickets early as the event is limited to 400 people, and tickets usually sell out fast.