2014 Festival Beneficiaries
The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival provides much-needed funds for non-profit organizations in the Eureka Springs area and Southwest Missouri. The festival benefits the Eureka Springs community as well, drawing visitors to motels, restaurants and shops each year.
The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival was established in 2005 as a fundraiser for Clear Spring School by the Clear Spring School Development Committee, a dedicated group of volunteers including school staff and parents. Clear Spring School is a non-profit, accredited independent school in Eureka Springs, Ark. and was established in 1974.
After Clear Spring School stepped down as presenter of the festival in 2008, the Carroll County Board of Realtors took over the event in 2009 for one year before Vacation Rentals, Inc. expressed its interest and was handed the honor in 2010.
Vacation Rentals, Inc. presented the festival until 2014 when they could no longer continue. With time running short and not wanting to see the event disappear, the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce was approached and agreed to take it on.
The 2014 Beneficiaries include: