2008 St. Mary's Chocolate Festival. (an annual event in Downtown Aiken!)

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Real Estate Agent with Carolina Real Estate Company

Mark your calendars - St. Mary's 20th Annual Chocolate Festival is this coming weekend :)    10/4 to be exact!

So much fun for all!  So much chocolate :)

chocolate festival banner

Silent Auction - Carnival games - Inflatables - Gourmet Cafe - International Foods - Used Books and media - Bake Sale - Frozen Casserole Sale - Vendors - Blood Drive - Entertainment - Plant Sale

Indoor and outdoor activities !!

AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE CHOCOLATE!!!!   :)

 

chocolate bars    pile of chocolate

 

 

choc cake

 

 

The Chocolate Festival is the largest fundraiser of the year for St. Mary's.     Thanks to the many generous donors, the festival is able to remain affordable for families to enjoy while raising the funds necessary to support the school :)   Come on down and show your support...and enjoy some delicious chocolate!

chocolate cake

And don't forget about our four legged friends!  (not horses this time, lol)  The St. Mary's Chocolate festival works with the Aiken SPCA and sponsor a pet food drive as part of the Chocolate Festival.  The SPCA will also bring adoptable animals to the festival.  You may just find your next pet here :)

puppy

AND......TAKE A HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDE THROUGH OUR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN (to support St.Mary's) !   

                                                    horse and carriage

 

                                                  pie face

 

                          hershey kiss mobile

 

Lucky for St. Mary's - the average American eats 11 pounds of chocolate a year!!   (The Swiss have us beat...averaging 22 pounds each per year...wow!!)    Last year St. Mary's cleared $50k from this event!!  Not too shabby :)     Come on out and enjoy some chocolate!

See you there :)    Festivities start at 9am.  (this is an all-day event!!!)  138 Fairfield St - Downtown Aiken

Read more about it in the Autumn 2008 issue of Sandlapper Magazine

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Kara Casamassina, Carolina Real Estate Company, Downtown Aiken SC.

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Rainmaker
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Kara Casamassina
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You still have time to book a flight and join us Steve!!

September 29, 2008 06:34 AM #7
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Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
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I want one of those here!!! What a great idea.  I think I will try to "sell it" to one of the organizations I belong to.  Enjoy!!!

September 29, 2008 06:56 AM #8
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Valerie Osterhoudt
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Kara.. My mouth is watering just looking at the chocolate.  Care to send a carepackage this way?  LOL.

valerie osterhoudt

September 29, 2008 11:52 AM #9
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Danny Thornton
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Kara, this should be illegal or something like that. Your post has made me hungry now.

September 29, 2008 01:24 PM #10
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Kara Casamassina
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hmmm.... how to send chocolate to CT without it melting....hmmmm???    I'll have to think about that Valerie!

Sorry Danny!  I think chocolate is a universal LOVE for many people :)    No wonder this fundraiser is the major one for St Marys.   (they cleared $50k last year!)

Hi Paddy -  good luck with the suggestion! I don't think you will have a problem 'selling' the idea!   who could resist chocolate?  hahaha.  Have a good night :)

September 29, 2008 05:02 PM #11
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Cherimie Crane
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OMG!!! I had no idea! Thank you so much for this post. I am going to get my girlfriends together for a much needed road trip..and who in their right  mind would say no to chocolate!?!?!?

September 30, 2008 07:51 AM #12
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Danny Thornton
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Kara, that is what is scary. A candy store making that much. I need one.

September 30, 2008 12:58 PM #13
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Suzi Chaffin
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 Yummy !! Save some for me too !!

September 30, 2008 03:20 PM #14
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Kara Casamassina
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Yaaay Cherimie!!!  I'll see you there :)    Drive safe!

I'll do my best to save some Suzi.... I have a definite weakness when it comes to chocolate, lol

hahah, I hear ya Danny, haha.  You better get your mind off chocolate and on football, your fantasy team is starting off as bad as my Rams!!

September 30, 2008 07:22 PM #15
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Oooohh, Kara - that would be a disaster for me!  At the St Petersburg Yacht Club, for the annual Commodore's Ball, they set up an entire Dessert Room filled with chocolate. When we go upstairs for dinner after all the hors d'oeuvres, I go straight to the dessert room for chocolate. Who has room for dinner?

September 30, 2008 07:52 PM #16
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Kara Casamassina
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Life is too short - eat dessert first!!!!  Sounds good to me Sharon :)

September 30, 2008 10:08 PM #17
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Lisa Friedman
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Kara, you have such fun events in your town!  That Kiss Mobile is Way Cool!

October 01, 2008 11:22 PM #18
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Kara Casamassina
Carolina Real Estate Company - Aiken, SC
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We do know how to party here Lisa!  We Aikenites love to have fun  :)     I'll be taking some pictures for y'all on Saturday. Have a great day

October 02, 2008 06:36 AM #19
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This may have been the location for one of the most misunderstood question and answer sequences:

Q: What do you do for a living?

A: I drive the Kissmobile.

October 02, 2008 02:07 PM #20
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Kara Casamassina
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haha good one Chuck.    here is  the answer back to the answerer from the original questioner:  'oh- is that what they are calling it these days, lol - must be a pretty sweet deal, lol'  !!      

 

October 06, 2008 08:46 AM #21
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Kara Casamassina
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oh - and the kissmobile didn't make it :(   maybe next year!

October 06, 2008 09:10 AM #22
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Kara-

mmmmm, Chocolate festival! Now we are talking

October 06, 2008 01:02 PM #23
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Kara Casamassina
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Oh yes - and it was a lot of fun, too Bryant!    check the other blog under my tag 'chocolate' to see pics from the event :)

October 06, 2008 05:57 PM #24
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hope we can throw lots of pies at the kids again next year

June 24, 2009 09:16 PM #25
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Kara Casamassina
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haha - yah, that was funny Bob -   they were covered in chocolate cream pies, lol.    it will be here before you know it :)

 

have a great day - thanks for stopping by

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