In many countries, chocolate covered grasshoppers and other types of “protein” are considered a delicacy. The looks on these faces will speak to the opposite in our country.... of course, these kids were’nt eating grasshoppers. The bugs they were ingesting were still wiggling! Pony rides during Chocolate Lovers was all the rage! Pictured like a proud cowboy atop one of the four-legged furry friends was 3-year-old Gage Wenzel. Richard and Tate Townsend (seen above), along with John and Terry Wagoner from Amarillo (below) were enthusiastic “participants” in the pancake breakfast held early Saturday morning just as the Chocolate Lovers Festival got underway. Taking advantage of the crowds at Chocolate Lovers were these members of Girl Scout Troup 2362. They are Katelyn Braly, Stephanie Boyte, Kelsey Boyte, Brittani Tavary, Abi Dillon and Maggie Swartz. This picture was taken just after Lynette Stanley, Angie Khoury, Diane Brazelton and Clayton Brazelton finished plates of yummy pancakes with chocolate syrup! “Nice, Piggy, Piggy, Piggy!” said 15-month-old Adam Sparks, who really enjoyed the Petting Zoo last Saturday! Other pancake lovers were Lillie Clifford, Davie Clifford, Amy Jatzlau, Heather Exner, Shelby Iselt and Juanita Clifford. Seen shopping at the Lexington Garden Club’s booth during the Chocolate Lovers Festival last Saturday were Clara Grace Sherrill, Ron and Cyndy Zoch. A group of Red Hat Ladies, donned appropriately, enjoyed the Festival and admired entries in this year’s Best Cake and Dessert contests. The Lexington Garden Club sold plants and baked goods at the Chocolate Lovers Festival this year. Pictured above, left to right, showcasing some of their wares, are Betty Sandifer, Priscilla Brister, Karen Boriack, Pat Rao and Kathi Olechowski. The Classic Car Show, organized by Dream Cars of Lexington, was fantastic, with tons of beautiful classic and antique cars. You like wheels? You would have loved this! Dressed in coordinated outfits last Saturday were Hailey, Madalynne, Jordyn, Alyssa, and Bridgett Brinkman, whose Great-Great Grandfather is August Brinkman! Some local musicians provided entertainment from the Gazebo last Saturday.