The Finer Things in Life Chocolate Festival on Saturday, February 6, 2016 set the stage for a sweet weekend just in time for Valentine’s Day. Kelli Ewert, President of the Greater Good of the Black Hills national organization, coordinated the event to raise money for two charities, MGKids and the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation.
The Festival at the Spearfish Park Pavilion highlighted dozens of arts and craft booths; door prizes; a silent auction with over 100 items; sweets from Anke’s Bakery, Bloomin’ Chocolates, and Caramel Creations as well as non-chocolate food booths and wine. Local grocery stores provided strawberries, bananas, and marshmallows to dip in the ever-flowing chocolate fountain.
Kelly Weis, Kenadi’s mama and President of her foundation claims that a balanced diet is a chocolate in each hand… although it’s not nutritionally necessary, it is important to indulge once in a while. With this concept in mind, hundreds of attendees gave themselves a moment to be decadent.
The Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation information table featured not only a taste of what the foundation is all about but, a drawing for a box of Chocolate Sweet Bubble Bath Confections, handmade in the Town Square of Las Vegas, Nevada and delicious truffles from the Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolate Shop.
Jaclyn from KEVN Black Hills Fox News and Paul from Eagle Country were on hand to do live interviews with KC, Kenadi’s papa who explained how the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation was created and the goals for an all-inclusive Kenadi Jean Playground destination in Spearfish, SD.