Students vie in “goofy” contests to promote Chocolate Festival

From The Register-Mail:
In an effort to increase interest in the Galesburg Historical Society’s 25th annual Chocolate Fest, as well as to provide lunchtime entertainment for Carl Sandburg students, CSC Student Life Coordinator Dylana Carlson had a Chocolate Minute-to-Win It contest Tuesday at the school.

Students, faculty and staff competed in several “goofy,” chocolate-themed contests, and the winners were awarded free passes to the Chocolate Fest on Saturday and Sunday in the Galesburg Antiques Mall at Seminary and Main streets.

Networking specialist major Chris Miller, Galesburg, won the first contest by cramming 15 Hershey’s Kisses in his mouth in just 60 seconds, compared to his opponents who fit a mere 12 or 13 of the milk chocolate candies…

“A lot of people still don’t know about the festival, so since it’s our 25th year, we’re just doing some extra things to get more interest.”

Edlen said the Chocolate Fest is the Historical Society’s primary fundraiser each year and that she appreciates CSC’s and Knox College’s help in spreading the word.