Saturday, February 10, 2018
Main Street Delaware Chocolate Walk was a tasty experience. The $20 ticket entitled visitors to visit downtown businesses and receive a treat at each one. Each business thoughtfully prepares a chocolate treat to sweeten the experience in a unique, yummy way.
The tour began at 20 E. Winter Street on Saturday, February 10 where visitors received a tour map and a goody bag for toting their chocolate, that which they didn’t eat right away, that is! The tour is self-guided and ran from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
The Delaware County Historical Society supports Main Street Delaware and participates each year in the Chocolate Walk. We had volunteers in the Hair Studio from noon to 6pm, in shifts.
Our display presented information and photographs of historic downtown Delaware and, of course, some chocolates made from antique molds in our collection of Delaware memories.
Antique chocolate molds from The Delaware County Historical Society collection.
Volunteers Charlton & Roxanne Amidon in period attire who volunteered to welcome Chocolate Walk visitors to The Hair Studio.
About Downtown Delaware – First Friday
First Friday was inspired by the days when my Grandmother and her friends would come into downtown on Friday nights for an evening out. They would take in a movie, have a hamburger at the Hamburger Inn, stop for a soda at the Dime Store and spend time with friends, making memories.
Downtown Delaware is still the place to be. First Fridays include a themed event, free children’s activities and businesses stay open late. This is a family time to join your neighbors, walk the shops, eat at local restaurants and enjoy the community that Main Street has helped to rebuild. Join us downtown every First Friday 6-9pm.
About Main Street Delaware
Main Street Delaware is a 501c3, non-profit organization and the ONLY economic development organization that advocates specifically for the downtown business district. Downtown is the living room of our community. It takes hard work to be sure it is a comfortable, welcoming place for all who pass. As an entirely volunteer-run organization, we clock over 4,750 volunteer hours per year. Main Street Delaware has been and continues to be the catalyst for private investments in the downtown. Working one-on-one with business and building owners to lighten the burden of government, we provide free design consultations, business training, and support.
The Delaware County Historical Society
The Delaware County Historical Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County. The Barn at Stratford is operated by DCHS as an event venue for weddings, corporate meetings, and other special occasions. To learn more, visit the venue and society web sites at barnatstratford.org and delawareohiohistory.org.