Get Involved!

 

Get Involved!

  • Chocolate Fantasia is coming up on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Our theme this year is “Wild West Days!”  Now in our 19th year, Chocolate Fantasia has grown to delight up to 500 ticket buyers each year and fill our downtown with tourists and local people who enjoy this celebration of chocolate. 
  • Chocolate Fantasia is not possible without strong, local volunteer involvement.  We invite you to participate in Chocolate Fantasia in one of the following ways.  We need your help!  
 

Volunteer

Volunteer servers – There are a number of businesses that do not have the staff to be able to serve their chocolates.  The servers work in 2-1/2 hour shifts.  Your smiling face presents the face of Silver City and MRAC to ticket holders.    

Judges – We need 10 host site judges and 3 Chocolates judges.  Host site judges are required to buy their own CF tasting ticket.  Host site judges visit up to 10 businesses, thank owners for their great involvement, and privately rank sites on their decorations on a form that will be provided to them.  Chocolate judges meet privately, are given guidelines and forms, and determine all chocolatier prize winners except for People’s Choice.  

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please call Maureen Craig at 956-3053 or Linda at MRAC 538-2505.


Chocolatiers

Chocolatiers are needed for our event!  Your chocolates make this a memorable occasion for visitors and chocolate lovers from around the region. If you are either professional or amateur, we invite you to join us.  

  • Star Chocolatiers are professional confections who will make 400 to 500 chocolate servings.
  • Wonderful Chocolatiers are volunteer chocolatiers who are asked to commit to 250 to 300 chocolate servings

 Information about the schedule for Chocolate Fantasia 2017 will be forwarded to you along with information regarding prize categories, the awards event and more well before the event.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please call Maureen Craig at 956-3053 or Linda at MRAC 538-2505.


Site Hosts

Following are the different methods in which the event, and your business as a participant in the event, will be promoted:

  • A poster will be placed in your shop indicating that you are a Chocolate Fantasia 2017 host site.
  • A map with the name and location of each host site or “Chocolate Stop” will be provided for ticket holder.

Event advertising will include:

  • Feature story and photos in local newspapers
  • Advertising in Deming, Las Cruces, El Paso, Tucson and Albuquerque areas
  • Posters throughout the region
  • Direct marketing to all members
  • 30-second spots on local radio stations

 Contributed Support of Chocolate Fantasia:

  • Host Site (MRAC to provide chocolate) @ $150
  • Host Site & Chocolatier (host provides chocolate) @ $80 (Recommended to provide 350 chocolates)

If you are interested in being a site host, please call Maureen Craig at 956-3053 or Linda at MRAC 538-2505.

 We ask that all host site payments be received no later than January 10, 2017 to assure your listing in the Chocolate Fantasia brochure and site map.