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June 21, 2006

Valdosta - Get your sweet tooth ready, it's time for Valdosta's Chocolate Classic.  Valdosta residents are celebrating the arrival of the seventh annual chocolate classic.  "It's one of my favorite events! You get to sample all the wonderful chocolates by the area restaurants,"said Chocolate Classic Volunteer Dana Gavin.

Almost 600 people will gather to judge 16 vendors who will compete for best in show and best-tasting dessert.  Last year's reigning dessert champion, Truffles, has been working for 7 days on their delicious creation for the classic.  "We do hope to win with truffles because we are truffles," said Jane Dreitzler, owner of Truffles.

This year, however, the decadent desserts aren't the only guests of honor.  The silent auction will feature some very popular items.  "We have many, many auction items, one of which we're proud to have here is a fiddle signed by Charlie Daniel's and a music book of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and a signed photo of Charlie Daniel's," exclaimed Classic Volunteer Ralph Waller

A signed fiddle like this one recently auctioned off for 20 thousand dollars in Tennessee.  "We're hoping we'll have someone in Valdosta step up to the plate and really help a good cause," Waller added.

Chocolate Classic volunteers are hoping to raise upwards of twenty thousand dollars.   All proceeds will go to Easter Seals to provide services for children and adults with disabilities.  The event will start at 6 PM tomorrow night at the Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta.

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