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2012-10-18 / Community News

Can You Believe It?


There will be several vendors lining the street in Lexington, selling many things, including jewelry, clothing, children’s toys, plants, yard art and more. There will be several vendors lining the street in Lexington, selling many things, including jewelry, clothing, children’s toys, plants, yard art and more. This is the 9th Year for the Lexington Chamber of Commerce’s Chocolate Lovers Festival! Wow! It’s hard to believe it has already been that long!

Chocolate Lovers began as an idea to help promote Lexington as a destination town, for people looking for things to do on a beautiful Saturday in early Fall. From the very first year, that is exactly what it has been.

Clorice White, and her sister Charlotte Rosendahl, came to Lexington that first year because they saw it on the Leader’s website and thought that a day focusing on chocolate would be a day they wanted to be a part of. Clorice lives in Georgetown, so she and her sister, who was visiting from Minnesota, came to Lexington.

“I wish we had known that there was a baking contest, because my sister is a fantastic baker. She has perfected a chocolate cake that our mother used to make that sends you into to heaven when you eat it,” said Clorice.

Unfortunately, Clorice and Charlotte will not be in Lexington this year, but there will still be plenty for others to do and see in Lexington! If you are a baker, maybe you will consider entering the baking contest. You can register as late as Saturday morning before 11 a.m., provided you bring your baked item to the Masonic Lodge, where judging will begin 1:30.

Members of the Texas Chef’s Association are always gracious about judging the event, and they will be there again this year.

If cooking isn’t your thing, then perhaps eating chocolate is! Many of the vendors will have chocolate samples in their booths for you to enjoy. And we can’t forget about 4th Street Bakery, which will have plenty of “goodies,” both chocolate and not, for the enjoyment of those who wish to partake of their delectable treats, not to mention an opportunity for the younger people to learn a bit from Kimberly Joosten (owner of 4th Street) about baking, as she will offer short classes.

So, don’t hesitate! Come to Lexington this Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. with a gourmet chocolate pancake breakfast, and spend the day! While you are here, you may want to peruse Angel Kisses Antiques, The Dowdy House, 40 Acre Wood, McMurrey’s Mercantile and more!

For more info, call the Chamber at 979-773-4337.

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