Newburyport Chocolate Tour Kicks Off Sampling Treats To Raise Money

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NEWBURYPORT (WBZ NewsRadio) — The 19th annual Newburyport Chocolate Tour kicked off on Saturday giving chocolate lovers a way to give back to the community.

The tour takes place throughout downtown Newburyport and at the Tannery Marketplace, giving participants chocolate treats along the way.

"[It is] very similar to adult trick-or-treat but it's for kids as well," Event Chairperson Dianne Hawkins-Clark told WBZ's Drew Moholland. "What happens is you buy a ticket and it gives you the chance to do a walking tour through Newburyport and this year you will be visiting 33 different stores."

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With the purchase of a ticket, event-goers receive a bag to collect goodies as they make their way through the tour picking up treats as they go. The Central Congregational Church of Newburyport puts on the annual fundraising event to give back to the community. All of the proceeds from the tour are donated to local organizations.

The event goes from 12 P.M. to 4 P.M. on Saturday and gives people an opportunity to visit the local stores and cafes while sampling tasty chocolate treats.

WBZ's Drew Moholland (DrewWBZ) has more.

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