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Chocolate, CHOCOLATE, Chocolate - February 5th!

On Thursday, February 5th, 2015, The Historic Haymarket will be filled with the sweet smell of chocolate from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 29th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy fundraising event brings professional & local chefs together with chocolate connoisseurs, to raise money for The Historic Haymarket District and Lincoln TeamMates!

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In addition to serving delectable chocolate delights, entertainment will be provided by Harris Academy of The Arts and a Silent Auction will be featured. Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy event tickets are only $35.00 each. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lincolnhaymarket.org, by calling 402-435-7496 or at these Haymarket businesses; Burlington Antiques, From Nebraska Gift Shop, Ten Thousand Villages and The Mill.

The Lincoln Haymarket Development Corporation, a non-profit board, is committed to continuing the economic development, revitalization, preservation, and growth of Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District.

The mission of the TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential. TeamMates mentors are volunteers from within our community who spend one hour, once a week during the school year building a relationship with a student. The objective is to encourage the child and give a sense of hope, purpose and vision. Mentors serve as a good role model and dedicate themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. TeamMates youth consistently maintain or improve their grades, school attendance and behavior.

Proceeds from The 29th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy event will help TeamMates to continue its very important work of providing a caring adult mentor for more than 1,100 school-aged youth.
The event proceeds will also help the Historic Haymarket to continue to provide community events such as the Haymarket Farmers’ Market and to preserve and protect the historic nature of the district.