Photos by Sandra Michaud

[Editor's Note: The Beat was unable to get names of some of those accepting awards, as well as of one chocolatier. Please email editor@grantcountybeat.com with any corrections.]

The sold-out event brought about 400 people to participate in the 2018 Chocolate Fantasia "Travel Through Time" walk through Downtown Silver City, sampling delicious handcrafted chocolate creations. After the event ended, chocolatiers and well-wishers assembled at Little Toad Creek Brewery to find out who the award winners were.

Prize bags contained, among other things, a $25 Mainstreet gift coupon, a $25 gift card from Ace, pottery and a flower pen from the Georgia O'Keefe Museum.

Awards for Chocolatiers:
People's Choice Award - Morning Star, Manda Jost
1st Place Star Chocolatier Award - Millie's Bake House, Kelly Mauer
1st Place Wonderful Chocolatier Award - Gila Hike and Bike, Alex ?
2nd Place Wonderful Chocolatier Award - Silver City Food Co-op, Whitney Bustillos
3rd Place Wonderful Chocolatier Award - The Jewelry Lady, Eileen English
Maverick Award for Non-candy Treat - Marketplace, Jeannie Kay
Honorable Mention - Power & Light, Shugarman's from Madrid, NM

Awards for Business Host Sites:
People's Choice Award - Encore
1st Place Award for Decorations & More - Millie's Bake House
2nd Place Award for Decorations & More - Curl Up & Dye
3rd Place Award for Decorations & More - Finn's Gallery
Honorable Mention - Power & Light
Honorable Mention - Silver City Museum

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