WHAT: St. Mary's Chocolate Festival
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today
WHERE: 118 York St. S.E., downtown Aiken
THE EVENT: The 21st annual event includes games and inflatables, but the focus is chocolate. Events include a bake sale and lots of messy hands-on chocolate activities and opportunities for taste tests.
WHY: Money from the event helps St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, which serves about 250 pupils in kindergarten through eighth grade.
LEARN MORE: (803) 507-6883 or see chocolateisgood.net
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