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Death by Chocolate

Published on: February 15, 2017

Death by Chocolate a sweet, profitable event

By LOIS KINDLE

lois@observernews.net

Last Friday’s Death by Chocolate event drew more than 200 people to the Firehouse Cultural Center, where they drowned themselves in decadent sweets and drink to raise funds for the East Bay High School Athletic Boosters.

Organizer Amanda Marerro was thrilled with a turnout that far exceeded her expectations.

“Our goal was to raise at least $3,500 this year but we exceeded that by $1,000 after expenses,” she said. “The evening was absolutely amazing.”

Marrero thanked local bakers Lynn Kessel, Barb Lewis and Tiffany Williams Wilson, aka Mrzstickyfingertips; PRP Wine International; jazz performer Chuck Weirch; photographer Chris Sharp; her mother, Suzanne Ramella; and the many volunteers who supplied their time and talent to make the fundraiser a success.

“With this kind of turnout, we’re going to need a bigger venue next time,” she said.

Baker Lynn Kessel stands by one of her two tables of complimentary decadent desserts at Death by Chocolate, a fundraiser for the East Bay High School Athletic Boosters. The event took place Feb. 10 at the Firehouse Cultural Center.
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Baker Barb Lewis, of Sun City Center, donated her time and talents to a variety of delicately decorated, mini-chocolate cupcakes for Death by Chocolate.
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Death by Chocolate attendees look over the large array of all-you-can-eat desserts at Lynn Kessel’s chocolate buffet.
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Baker Tiffany Williams Wilson, aka Mrzstickyfingertips, made and donated these incredible cupcakes, left, for Death by Chocolate to help raise funds for the East Bay High School Athletic Boosters.
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Death by Chocolate attendees look over the table of gift baskets donated for the silent auction at Death by Chocolate. Students on East Bay’s various athletic teams collected most of the items in them.
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