“A Chocolate Affair” is a fundraiser for the Janice Mason Art Museum. Museum administrator Paula Lisowsky said it was started two years ago and has become very popular since then. The only museum fundraiser with better attendance is the benefit dance, which is set this year for March 24 at Lake Barkley’s William T. Breathitt Convention Center.
“We wanted something elegant that wouldn’t be too costly,” Lisowsky said of the board members’ inspiration for the event. She said that no one needs to dress up for the event, but that some do because there isn’t usually much else going on this time of year.
The cost of attendance for museum members is $12 and nonmembers can get in for $15. Because space is limited at Fairholme, only 100 people are allowed in at a time, and the next group is let in an hour later. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the next groups will be able to enter at 7 and 8. People without a ticket can pay at the door.
Lisowsky said the cost is well worth it for anyone who loves chocolate. Upon entering, ticket holders will see tables full of sweets. Amateur chefs bring some delicacies, and so do a few professional cake bakers in the area, Lisowsky said.
Ticket holders can expect to indulge on two chocolate fountains. One will be dark chocolate and the other will be milk chocolate. Lisowsky said there would also be live music from two Murray Statue University professors.
So if you’re looking to satisfy that sweet tooth you’ve been ignoring, looking to break some NewYear’s resolutions or just need a cheap Valentine’s Day date, you know where to be this weekend. As Willy Wonka might ask, do you have your golden ticket?