Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lots of Chocolate at the 7th Annual Chocolate Auction #HartlandVT #VT


February 8, 2015
Hartland, VT
The snow couldn't stop the chocolate lovers who flocked to the Universalist Society of Hartland on Sunday for the 7th Annual Chocolate Auction. This year the first row was filled with children making deals and pooling their money to bid on the various items on the Children's Table and even bidding on some of the adult items too. The crowd had settled in and the tension was building when the door opened and in walked Gretchen Schmertz, co-owner of the Skunk Hollow Tavern, with her donation to the auction. A cheer went up and suddenly everyone was clapping. The reason, these savvy auction attendees know that Gretchen's creations are so yummy and usually get the highest bid.

This year though, with so many seats taken by children, the hot items were the "Dirt Cakes." Each time a Dirt Cake was offered a sea of bid cards could be seen. A new item that drew great interest this year-chocolate covered bacon. 

In addition to the live auction, a raffle was held for a gift certificate to the Windsor Station Restaurant. All proceeds benefited Universalist Society of Hartland.

More images of the Auction: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/February-2015/7th-Annual-Chocolate-Auction/

7th Annual Chocolate Auction
Universalist Society of Hartland
Hartland Four Corners, VT February 7, 2015
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