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Taste of Chocolate a sweet success in downtown Craig

Nate Waggenspack
Craig residents walk down Yampa Avenue on Saturday evening, stopping in at various downtown businesses for the Art Walk and Taste of Chocolate. They got to sample chocolate delicacies and view the work of local artists set up throughout the downtown block.
Nate Waggenspack

— With warm winter weather greeting them at the start of the 19th annual Art Walk in downtown Craig, locals had no problem making the rounds to see what the event had to offer.

The Art Walk, accompanied for the eighth straight year by the Taste of Chocolate, treated people to a feast of sweets and a chance to check out some of Craig’s most creative residents’ work. Set at many downtown businesses along Yampa Avenue and Victory Way, the event was a hit for its attractions but also because Mother Nature took the night off.

With temperatures in the mid-30s at the event’s 5 p.m. start and no snow on the walkways, the draw of chocolate and good company was an easy sell for anyone considering skipping the event.



Tickets for the tasting portion of the event sold out in the middle of last week, and many were out early, ready to sample every chocolate concoction as they walked.

“You learn to not eat all of each one,” said Julie Hanna, who was doing the walk and taste with her granddaughter, Aftyn Kawcak. “Otherwise, you can fill up pretty quickly.”



Hanna and Kawcak were through five of the tasting stations as they left Flint Personnel Services and had yet to come across a bad dish but made special mention of the first they tasted, a creation from Joanne Roberson.

“It’s a great event,” said Hanna, an Art Walk veteran. “And the weather this year has been great.”

Contact Nate Waggenspack at 970-875-1795 or nwaggenspack@CraigDailyPress.com.


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