Celebrate chocolate at the Pember

 

It’s snowing outside.

It’s cold.

One way to fight the winter’s bitter chill is by cooking or baking up something hot and chocolaty; at least that’s what the Friends of the Pember hope to see people doing in just a few days.

The Pember Library is inviting anyone and everyone to participate in a first-ever “Chocolate Lovers’ Delight Contest” comparing myriad decadent treats – as long as they contain chocolate. 

Judging will take place Friday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Entries can be dropped off at the Pember between 5 and 6 p.m. before the contest.

Entry into the chocolate lovers contest is free.

“It can be cakes, pies, cookies, candies, even soup if you’ve got a good recipe for it – as long as it involves chocolate,” librarian Ardyce Bresett said last Friday.

Contestants can submit their most delicious and irresistible homemade chocolate creations to see how they stack up against all comers. “We’re looking forward to it because it sounds like its going to be fun,” she said. 

Anything chocolate can be submitted and prizes will be awarded to the winning entries, Bresett said. Entrants are asked to sign up in advance, if possible.

This contest is one way to keep people coming into the library.

“We just kind of bat ideas around all the time; I guess all of us came up with the idea,” Bresett said. 

Those who don’t wish to enter can still join the fun watching the judging of all of the mouth-watering entries. Door prizes will be given out and patrons will get a chance to win other prizes by showing off their chocolate knowledge by answering trivia questions.

Coffee and tea will be served during the judging and will come in handy for what comes next – selling the treats to the spectators. The donated goodies will be sold to the hungry patrons to satisfy their sweet tooth after prizes are awarded, and the funds will go to help the Pember. “People will bring enough because they know we’re going to sell it at the end, so at least come by and buy something good,” Bresett said.

As has been something of a problem for any scheduling this winter, Bresett said in the case of a snowstorm, people can call the library at 642-2525 to see if the contest will be postponed.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Poultney Earth Fair Wednesday, April 22

IMG_1984

7th graders choose Earth Fair theme By Joshua Bassett The eighth annual Poultney Earth Fair is going to be different […]

Northshire Freepress – 04/17/15

Lakes Classifieds – 04/17/15

North Country Freepress – 04/17/15

Weekender – 04/17/15

Classifieds 04/15/14

Golden Horde teams to grace hall of fame

1930 Football Team

By Derek Liebig A pair of fabled gridiron teams from Granville’s past will be enshrined in the Capital Region Football […]

Eleven petitions out for Whitehall Board of Education

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King A tumultuous school year has prompted a record number of candidates to seek seats on the Whitehall […]

Fans fawn over Mick Foley

DSC_1051

By Dan King While his act in the ring may have been barbaric, the mood of Mick Foley’s meet-and-greet in […]

Hope Ludwig to have photo in Hyde Collection

Hope Ludwig Photo

By Derek Liebig An aspiring young photographer from Granville is among a select group of high school students who will […]

Granville tennis opens with win

Granville’s tennis team opened its season Monday afternoon with a win over Whitehall. The Horde swept both doubles matches and […]

New beverage store taking shape

Beverage Store Photo

By Joshua Bassett Lori Linendoll, a co-owner of The Beverage Warehouse, walked through the building, stepping around paint canisters and […]