Santa Clarita residents with little white bags and a pink maps walked up and down Main Street in Newhall on Saturday, participating in an event that was “a dream come true.”
“Her (Jackie Hartmann, executive director of the SCV Education Foundation) dream was to have a fundraiser to do with chocolate,” said Kathy Buckley, a member of the SCV Education Foundation. “This is her dream come true.”
The SCV Education Foundation hosted its inaugural Sweet Side of Education Chocolate Walk on Saturday afternoon. In celebration of this dream coming true, Hartmann dressed up as Hershey’s chocolate kiss.
Thirteen participating businesses opened their doors and served a variety of chocolates and chocolate inspired treats.
Leah Isidro’s work was one of the sponsors of the event. She brought her family to come and participate.
“It’s been fun entering the shops,” said Leah. “And exploring,” added her daughter Johnnah Isidro.
The two said that this event gave them more of an insight to the businesses present on Main Street.
All of the ticket sales for the event went back to support the SCV Education Foundation.
“It’s been great to support the local economy,” said Raul Isidro.
While the Isidro family was not yet complete with their walk, Raul said that it had been a fun experience trying many unique chocolate flavorings.
“I got to try orange coffee which I’ve never experienced before,” said Raul.
Buckley said that she anticipates this being the first of many chocolate walks.