Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District welcome the fourth annual Chocolate Tour on Saturday, February 1, 2020. 350 participants will explore Village of Bourbonnais businesses while indulging in sweet treats at each location from noon to 5 p.m. Those who visit 36 of the 40 business stops are 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 includes a 55” 4K Smart TV provided by the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival.
“We are looking forward to another successful community event with the Bourbonnais Township Park District,” expressed Mayor Paul Schore. “350 participants come from not just Kankakee County but outside of the county to experience Chocolate Tour in the village. It brings together our residents, businesses and visitors while giving back to the community. We couldn’t be more pleased with the annual outcome.”
Returning this year due to popular demand, Chocolate Tour apparel is available for purchase at Sweet Street located at 592 William Latham Dr. and will be available the day of the event within the Municipal Center’s Community Room at 700 Main Street NW.
“We are grateful for the response to the Chocolate Tour,” said Hollice Clark, Executive Director of the Bourbonnais Township Park District. “From the wonderful businesses in the village, to the residents and visitors, it’s a testament to the sense of community here. The tour provides participants a delightful winter afternoon of fun and chocolate, and it’s all to further benefit the community.”
Proceeds from the 2017 and 2018 Chocolate Tour events benefited the Event and Skate Plaza, a collaborative effort between the Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District. The 2019 proceeds are currently benefiting the Children’s Safety Center. The 2020 proceeds will support the 1837 log schoolhouse restoration project in the village as well as new programs for children and family-focused events at Perry Farm Park.
The Chocolate Tour, hosted by the Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District, sold 350 tickets in a record-setting ninety minutes, and the number of business participation was capped at 40 stops this year.
For those who were unable to purchase Chocolate Tour tickets this year, the public is welcome to participate during the event within the Municipal Center’s Community Room at 700 Main Street NW. Milner Media’s live remote broadcast will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enter to win their giveaway basket containing the final two Chocolate Tour tickets. Additional chances to win Chocolate Tour raffle baskets provided from over 15 local businesses and organizations will occur between noon to 5 p.m. All winners will be announced at 5 p.m.
To learn more about the Chocolate Tour, visit www.villageofbourbonnais.com or www.btpd.org