MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group today announced that the 4th Annual Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll will take place Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The free music and chocolate event invites guests to stroll down Mount Vernon’s historic First Street where participating businesses and chocolate vendors, located inside participating businesses, will offer chocolate and chocolate products for sample and sale.
Music this year will begin at 10 a.m. at the First Street Community Center (221 First St. NE, Mount Vernon). Music highlights will include the Eastern Iowa Brass Band at 11 a.m.; Heart Consort Music at 12:30 p.m. and, the Eddie Piccard Jazz Quartet at 2 p.m.
A Children’s Lawn Party will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the First Street Community Center (221 First St. NE, Mount Vernon). The event will include activities such as M&M Bingo and face painting.
“Mount Vernon is home to several chocolatiers and this event celebrates all of them,” said Chocolate Stroll Committee Chair Mickey Miller. “This year’s event will include such specialties as chocolate-covered bacon and chocolate-covered potato chips as well as the more traditional chocolate truffles, shortbreads and caramels.”
Noted local and regional chocolate vendors scheduled to take part in the event include Big Creek Market, Chameleon’s, Cocoa Bellissimo, Divine Decadents, Fancy Fudje, Fuel, Kalona Chocolates, Lincoln Café, Lori Ann’s Candies, Mount Vernon Confections, Scorz, Skillet, Take the Cake Gourmet Cupcakery, Tastefully Simple, The Perfect Blend and many more.