Cape Gazette

Chocolate fest a good day for sweet tooths in Rehoboth Beach

Mar 08, 2013

The 23rd Annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival was held March 2 at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Chocolate lovers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region could purchase tastes of the many festival entries in categories ranging from restaurants and bakeries to amateurs' and children’s creations.

Kids' showpiece once again went to 9-year-old Nolan Witman, above, of Hockessin. His “Treasure in the Sand” piece took 13 hours to make.

Another category, displayed at the entrance to the festival, is Showpiece. Elizabeth Roskowski made this fine looking meal with a chocolate lobster, which won first place in the showpiece category. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Shown are (l-r) Tessa and Jane Shoup and Heather Spencer, three of the 30 volunteer judges for the festival. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Getting a taste at the professional bakers' table from volunteer Sandy Purdy is Bod Davison from Maryland. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Although Zoe, center, dropped her taste, these three sisters enjoyed the festival. Shown are (l-r) Destiny, Zoe and Audrey Toby of Lewes. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
After analyzing all of his choices, Cameron Corrado of Rehoboth Beach chose the chocolate and peanut butter cake. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Having fun at the festival with her grandmother is Gianna Jaszczak with Rose Fabe of Pennsylvania. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
The crowds line up for a taste of the amateur chocolate treats. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Using a tray from his wife’s entry, Bob Murphy enjoys multiple tastes. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Stepping in to pour some chocolate milk at the Lewes Dairy table is Miss Cape Henlopen Rebecca Lusk. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
A fixture at the Chocolate Festival is the Village Improvement Association bake table. The VIA had 75 volunteers working at the festival. Shown are (l-r) Debbie Iamm, Lila Brown, Barbara Wood, Linda Crowe, Phyllis Stone, Sherry Pié and Barbara Beatty. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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