Local chocolatiers take top awards at event


LEWISTON — More than 100 attended the first annual SeniorsPlus ChocoLArt event recently, where nine local chocolate vendors competed for top honors in their field.

Fireside Inn and Suites of Auburn won the Judges’ Choice Award, Russell Park Rehabilitation and Living Center of Lewiston captured the Judges’ Best Presentation and Best Use of Chocolate awards, and Maine Gourmet Chocolates of Auburn won the People’s Choice Award.

The event, held at the Hilton Garden Inn, was a fundraiser for SeniorsPlus to benefit Meals on Wheels and other programs. The afternoon included chocolate sampling, music by Three Point Trio and a display of photography, art, pottery and jewelry from local artisans for auction.

Other vendors included City Side Cakes of Lewiston, Ella’s Candy of Lewiston, Hilton Garden Inn of Auburn, Maine Mountain Confections of Norway, Mountain View Chocolate Shoppe of Farmington and the Bread Shack of Auburn.

SeniorsPlus has set the date of March 20, 2011, for its second annual ChocoLArt event. For more information, contact SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.