May 26, 2024
Annapolis, US 68 F

Zonta Hosts 10th Annual Chocolate Festival

0007_IMG_9329_2The Zonta Club of Annapolis is thrilled to announce the success of their 10th annual Swinging Sweets Chocolate Festival, which staged on Thursday, April 25th from 7-9pm at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. This year marked a major milestone for the event and will serve as a catalyst to support women via scholarship throughout the Annapolis area for yet another year.

The 230 guests who attended the event sampled chocolate desserts provided by local Chocolate vendors, bid on the vast array of silent auction items that were generously donated by local businesses, all while mingling the fabulous sound of “The Spa Creek Swing Band” and dancing to the instruction by the Gotta Swing dancers.  All of this years participating confectioners were a real hit, providing creative chocolate desserts including: passion fruit chocolate ganche cupcakes, almond sea-salt chocolate bark and many more.  In addition to the chocolate tasting, all attendees were entered into multiple door prize drawings, with an additional chance to win a gas card.

0025_IMG_9519“This year’s Zonta Club of Annapolis Chocolate Festival was a fun and wonderful evening”, exclaimed Joanne Gallos, Zonta Club of Annapolis’ President. “Our celebrity judges, State Senator John Astle, Delegate Cathleen Vitale, and AACC Hospitality and Culinary Arts Professor Ken Jarvis were exceptional judges who dutifully tasted each of the Confectioner’s assortment of chocolate desserts—in fact, all of them enjoyed the evening so much, they volunteered to be judges again next year!”, she continued.

Proceeds from this years event benefited Zonta Club of Annapolis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which will provides scholarships to local women as well as provides support for programs and projects that benefit women, girls, and families in Anne Arundel County.  The Zonta Club of Annapolis is the local chapter of Zonta International, a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

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