01 Nov Chocolate Fest in McFarland
An evening of chocolate, candlelight and champagne will be held right here in beautiful downtown McFarland on Saturday, November 6, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, in the Community Center of the McFarland Municipal Building. This deliciously elegant affair, sponsored by the McFarland Historical Society, will benefit efforts to preserve the historic Larson House, a McFarland fixture on the corner of Bashford and Exchange since 1898.
Meg and Glenn Nielsen are chairing the event and explained that it is patterned after a similar historical society celebration held in Galena, Illinois. “We are asking the great bakers of the McFarland area to contribute their very best specialties – all of which contain chocolate as a major ingredient,” Meg said. Donors may contribute from one to three different kinds of home-baked desserts. “Moist delicious chocolate cakes, dreamy chocolate pies, luscious bars, fancy cookies, decadent cupcakes, and tasty tortes spring immediately to mind,” she added.
“These wonderful chocolate desserts plus one complimentary glass of champagne will be included in the price of a $12 ticket. There will be live entertainment that changes every half hour and a special table at which the offerings of a featured baker can be sampled,” Meg said.
The special featured baker is Waubesa Intermediate School Special Education Teaching Assistant Jane Paulin. Jane learned her baking techniques in France and her fellow teachers attest to her considerable baking talents. She promises to provide an interesting and entertaining presentation of chocolate delights.
“Vicki Holten and MHS Board Member Linda Scheid have combined their considerable decorating talents and are working together to transform the Community Room of the McFarland Municipal Building into a place of serenity, ambience and charm. “No adult resident who appreciates exquisite desserts, bubbly champagne, fine music and good conversation will want to miss this event!” Glenn said.
A silent auction will also be part of the event. Anyone wishing to contribute either an item for the silent auction or a chocolate treat should contact Meg at 838-8274. The names of all chocolate contributors will be listed at the event. Tickets will be available early in October at McFarland State Bank and the Associated Bank of McFarland. For more information, contact Meg or call Dale Marsden at 838-3992.