Chocolate Walk entertainers and survival tips

By on October 7, 2015

Six musical acts will enhance this year’s sold-out Chocolate Walk, which is set for this Saturday in downtown Lititz.

Mark Boyd — Mark’s blend of original acoustic rock tunes will provide a nice touch to this year’s Walk and a great backdrop as you pass down Main Street. He’ll be performing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Forgiven — Forgiven is a local Christian band led by Kevin O’Brassill, featuring acoustic and electric music for a variety of listeners. A consistent presence for Second Fridays in Lititz, the group will be performing all day at stop #28, Think Silk.

Red Rose City Chorus — Based in Lititz, Red Rose City Chorus is the Lancaster chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an all-female organization dedicated to the proliferation of four-part barbershop singing and a cappella harmonies. The group will be strollingthe Chocolate Walk route from 11 a.m. to noon. Learn more at redrosecitychorus.org.

Jeremy Harting — A classical guitarist, Jeremy has performed all over the eastern seaboard and teaches classes as well. You will be enchanted by his musicality and gifts. Jeremy will be performing from 2 to 4 p.m.

Break from Blue Collar are Chocolate Walk veterans. Be sure to pause to enjoy their a cappella stylings. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

Break from Blue Collar are Chocolate Walk veterans. Be sure to pause to enjoy their a cappella stylings. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

Break from Blue Collar ¬ Making a distinct mark in the world of barbershop and a cappella music, Break from Blue Collar mixes fresh interpretations of barbershop classics with exciting sounds of rock and roll. The foursome will be performing all along the route from 10 a.m. until noon. Visit breakfrombluecollar.com

Terry Strongheart — A solo acoustic singer/songwriter who enjoys playing all types of music from oldies, ballads, country, southern rock, classic rock and of course refreshing originals, Terry’s eclectic repertoire is a perfect fit for the Chocolate Walk.

Survival tips for Chocolate Walkers

The organizers of the Oct. 10 Chocolate Walk posted this list of survival tips on the Walk’s Facebook page:

  1. Park your car in the Lititz Mutual Parking Lot. They graciously offer the lot for free to Chocolate Walkers.
  2. Bring a container. You will likely not be able to consume all the chocolate and will want to save some for later.
  3. Shopping is a big part of the Chocolate Walk. First, some of the chocolatiers have products for sale. This is a great chance to bring something home to share. Second, you will be in many really great shops during the day. Take your time and get some shopping done along the way..
  4. You do not need to do the walk in the order the numbers are listed. You can do them backwards. You can do evens in the morning and odds in the afternoon. The key is not to wait in line. If you see a line, skip it and come back later.
  5. Spend time visiting with the candy makers and chefs during the Chocolate Walk. Sometimes they will be very busy and not have much time to talk but if you see they might have a minute, thank them for giving of their time and delicious product and then ask them about their passion for what they do.
  6. A special shout out to the Queen of the Chocolate Walk &tstr; Kathy Blankenbiller at Wilbur Chocolate. She has created spectacular chocolate displays for about the past 12 years of the Chocolate Walk and this year will have her final creation of a Chocolate Carousel! Kathy is a little shy so you may need to push her a little to talk about her Chocolate Passion.
  7. If you are coming to Lititz on Friday, partake in Second Friday on Oct. 9. All the store are open until 9 p.m., and it is a lively environment which will get you warmed up for the Chocolate Walk on Saturday morning.
  8. Look for Mike Snyder performing Close-up Magic at the 14th annual Lititz Chocolate Walk headquarters, at the Lititz Train Station in the morning. As you wait in line for your tickets, Mike will dazzle you.

You don’t need a ticket to come to Lititz and spend the day during Chocolate Walk. All the shops in town will be open and the atmosphere will be festive. Visit the Lititz Chocolate Walk Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about the event.

The porch of Tomato Pie was filled with treats during last Chocolate Walk.

The porch of Tomato Pie was filled with treats during last Chocolate Walk.

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