Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District welcomed the sold-out Chocolate Tour on Saturday, February 1, 2020. 350 participants explored Village of Bourbonnais businesses while indulging in sweet treats at each location. Those who visited 36 of the 40 business stops were eligible be entered into a grand prize drawing for a 14k rose gold chocolate quartz necklace, courtesy of Andaul Jewelers.
A new runner-up prize included a 55” 4K Smart TV provided by the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival. The Chocolate Tour Committee confirmed 2020 event proceeds reached $10,000. Funds will benefit the 1837 log schoolhouse restoration project in the village as well as provide new programs for children and family-focused events at Perry Farm Park.
“It was another wonderful winter event and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome,” explained Mayor Paul Schore. “Its success is a result of the community here – residents, businesses and visitors – who have embraced and continue to support this event. We are already looking forward to next year.”
Bourbonnais Township Park District Executive Director, Hollice Clark, added, “The BTPD is thrilled to be a part of this successful event. We love the opportunity to showcase some of the fantastic businesses in our community while having a fun filled day indulging in chocolate. It’s a win-win for all. We can’t wait for year five!”
Proceeds from the 2017 and 2018 Chocolate Tour events benefitted the Event and Skate Plaza, a collaborative effort between the Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District. The 2019 proceeds are currently benefiting facility improvements and new programming at the Children’s Safety Center.
The 2021 Chocolate Tour will be held Saturday, February 6. Event information will be available this fall at www.villageofbourbonnais.com and www.btpd.org.