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Chocolate Walk offers taste of chocolate, Oregon

Just a few more days to get your sweet tooth polished up and those socks darned.

The third annual Oregon Together Chocolate Walk is Thursday, April 18 from 4 to 8:30 p.m., and more than 30 local merchants are ready with chocolate treats and information on their businesses. They have all donated items for one of five gift baskets.

Those attending can qualify for the gift basket drawing by getting a minimum number merchant marks on the back of their maps.

All the information and the location of the businesses are on the map.

Pick up them up at Kunes Country, Joanne’s Total Image, or TNT Motor Sales to the south, the Oregon Soap Shoppe, Illinois Auto & Tire, or Route 64 Vintage to the east, or one of the Merlin stores to the west.

One map per family is requested.

Start the trek by looking for the “Oregon Chocolate Walk” signs posted on the participating merchants and taking this opportunity to see the wide variety of experiences that Oregon has to offer. Have fun, eat chocolate, go someplace new!

Try to visit all the businesses on the map and take a look around before hurrying off to get the next treat.

By being open for the walk, merchants have shown that they are interested in the future of Oregon.

Your participation is an opportunity to see how delightful it can be to shop locally and do your part to brighten that future.

The Festivals, Events, Dining, and Shopping Committee is bringing this event back for another year.

The FEDS are part of Oregon Together, a grass roots organization that was formed to make Oregon a more enjoyable place to live, work, and play.

The organization has committees working on projects to develop and promote the riverfront and the recreation opportunities in the area, beautify the city, and honor the unique history and the future of art and artists in the community.

One group in the organization is responsible for securing the funds for the restoration of the area’s most visible work of art, the Black Hawk Statue. Look for the work to begin soon.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/OregonTogether to learn more about our activities and how to get involved.