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2007 CHEF'S CHOICE & PEOPLE'S CHOICE
2008 PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Greeneville Chocolate Fantasy Supporting The March Of Dimes
Source: The Greeneville Sun
09-12-2007   article
The March of Dimes will receive more than $5,300 as a result of Tuesday
evening’s Chocolate Fantasy & Dessert Delights held at the General
Morgan Inn.

Brumley’s, the Inn’s restaurant, has been the host location for all nine
years of the event.

The participating restaurants included Applebee’s, Augustino’s
Restaurant, Backstage Coffee House, Brumley’s at the General Morgan
Inn, Danielle’s Restaurant, The Farmer’s Daughter, Fatz Café, Food City
Bakery, Grann’s Gourmet Apples, Jacob’s Well coffee house, the Martha
Washington Inn, of Abingdon, Peggy Ann Bakery and Deli, Phoenix
Theatres, Ricardo’s Italian Village and Mill Wheel, and the Southeast
Culinary and Hospitality College of Bristol.

Grann’s Gourmet Apples won the Chef’s Choice Award and the People’s
Choice Award this year.

Tying for second place for People’s Choice were the General Morgan Inn
and Danielle’s Restaurant.

Event sponsors included Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Greeneville Federal
Bank, Greeneville Women’s Clinic

A story and additional photographs are planned for an upcoming ACCENT
section of The Greeneville Sun.
Morristown, TN Chocolate Fantasy benefitting The
March of Dimes
Monday, September 17, 2007
Awarded Peoples Choice Award
Article may be seen in Morristown's Newspaper "The Citizen Tribune"
www.citizentribune.com

Cuckoo for Cocoa
By Jean Henderson, Tribune Staff Writer

There was already a buzz by ticketholders to Monday’s 5th Annual
Chocolate Fantasy as they waited to get in to Perk Prater Hall, where
their ultimate goal lay in wait—table after table covered in sweet treats
and decadent desserts.

director for the organization, said chocolate lovers really showed their
support.

"We’re very happy with the turnout we’ve had tonight," Jilton said as
she scanned the noshing crowd gathered at Rose Center. "We’ve
welcomed between 150 to 200 people here tonight, if our count of
forks given out is any indication. That’s a big increase over last year,
when I think we had 100."

The anticipation buzz was soon replaced by the chocolate and sugar
buzz gained from the first bite. As the line progressed around the
perimeter of the room, several patrons had difficulty in limiting
themselves to just a small sampling of the gooey goodness proffered.

Ranging from rich brownies to indulgent truffles, specialty cakes to
fine candies, guests had their choice of delicacies to enjoy.

A dozen East Tennessee bakeries, restaurants and caterers joined to
present their most delicious offerings.

Three of the entrants earned top honors for their presentations.

Grann’s Gourmet Apples walked away with the People’s Choice
Award in a landslide vote
, while Krissy’s Kitchen and Holiday Inn
tied for the Chef’s Choice Award.

Jilton said ticket sales and the silent auction, containing items from
almost 40 contributors, earned the MOD $4,000. One of the
exhibitors, Desserts by Storms, also donated 5 percent of its sales for
a six-week time frame.

The March of Dimes’ goal is to improve the health of babies by
preventing birth defects and premature births and reducing infant
mortality by funding research and offering community services,
programs advocacy and education.
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Chocoholics rush to Rose Center for fundraiser
By Glenna Howington, Tribune Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Article may be seen in Morristown's Newspaper "The Citizen Tribune"
www.citizentribune.com
Citizen Tribune Newspaper Article

Sometimes chocolate just speaks for itself.

Nothing drowns out the din of panicked investors or smooths
jangled nerves over individual 401K accounts like melted
chocolate on a strawberry, or a pretzel, or in punch.

The March of Dimes held a timely fundraiser Tuesday — the
Morristown Chocolate Fantasy and Dessert Delights.

More than 250 people descended on Rose Center Prater Hall to
experience the healing effects of chocolate in a variety of forms
provided by 10 area vendors.

"It was the biggest turnout that we’ve ever had for this event,"
said Lisa Morgan, March of Dimes assistant community director.

Ticket sales had not been officially tallied by press time, but early
numbers indicate that a record number of money was also raised
to benefit the agency.

In addition to providing mood enhancement for ticket holders, the
vendors participated in a little friendly competition for the People’
s Choice award, judged by the crowd.

Amanda Hope, owner of Grann’s Gourmet Apples, took home the
prize — along with the Chef’s Award, voted on by the vendors
themselves.
Based in Chucky, Hope offers a wide catering menu, including her
award-winning apples, which are covered in layers of different
types of chocolate, caramel, nuts and candy.

Vendors and sponsors included All Occasion Catering LLC,
Applebee’s, Brumley’s at the General Morgan Inn, Food City
Bakery, Rebecca’s at Holiday Inn, Krissy’s Kitchen, Megan’s
Corner, Timeless Elegance Tea Room and Tusculum College and
Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

All proceeds from the Chocolate Fantasy will go to the March of
Dimes, whose mission is "to improve the health of babies by
preventing birth defects, prematurity and infant mortality."

The agency was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in
1938 and has saved millions of babies from death or disability with
advances such as surfactant therapy and neonatal intensive care
units.
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