The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival provides much-needed funds for non-profit organizations in the Eureka Springs area. 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 lasting through 2013.
The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce with a mere six weeks to prepare assumed organization January 1, 2014 for the February 15, 2014 event.
Now on to 2015!
The 2015 Beneficiaries include:
Eureka Springs After School Program
Academy of Excellence
Eureka Springs Highlander Athletic Booster Club