‘Chocolate Walk’ planned for First Friday in downtown Delaware


Tickets are available now for Main Street Delaware’s Feb. 5 First Friday “Chocolate Walk.”

Only 250 tickets will be sold for the once-a-year walk, which enables participants to enjoy chocolate treats from 6 to 9 p.m. at more than 30 downtown Delaware locations, organizers say. Chocolate lovers are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance as the event traditionally sells out.

Chocolate Walk tickets are $15 each and are available at Button Up, 29 N. Sandusky St., or online at www.mainstreetdelaware.com. The event is sponsored by Richwood Bank.

The Chocolate Walk will begin at the Main Street Delaware office, 20 E. Winter St., where participants will trade their tickets for tour maps and goody bags to help carry treats. For the latest list of participating businesses, visit Main Street Delaware’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MainStreetDelaware.

The Feb. 5 First Friday also will feature free children’s activities, live music and more family-friendly activities in historic downtown Delaware, organizers say. Many restaurants and businesses will stay open late for the celebration.

Main Street Delaware also will be holding its annual meeting dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Andrews House, 39 W. Winter. This event will include a cocktail hour, dinner and a 2015 review. Tickets are $15 and include hors d’oeuvres and dinner. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are available online at www.mainstreetdelaware.com.

All proceeds from the Chocolate Walk and annual meeting dinner will benefit Main Street Delaware, a 501(c)(3) member-supported organization that seeks to preserve and promote historic downtown Delaware. In addition to coordinating each month’s First Friday celebration, Main Street Delaware oversees the downtown farmers’ markets, maintains the downtown flower planters, and coordinates the annual Christmas tree lighting, Santa’s House and holiday parade.

On March 4, Main Street Delaware’s First Friday will feature a “March for Art” theme with artworks from Delaware City Schools and Buckeye Valley Local Schools students on display throughout the downtown.

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Information for this story was provided by Main Street Delaware.

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