From The Register-Mail:
In an effort to increase interest in the Galesburg Historical Societyâ€™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 â€œgoofy,â€ 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 Hersheyâ€™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…
â€œA lot of people still donâ€™t know about the festival, so since itâ€™s our 25th year, weâ€™re just doing some extra things to get more interest.â€
Edlen said the Chocolate Fest is the Historical Societyâ€™s primary fundraiser each year and that she appreciates CSCâ€™s and Knox Collegeâ€™s help in spreading the word.