Confectioners' Paradise

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Chocoholics could indulge in their favorite thing Saturday at the Parkersburg YWCA.

The 12th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival featured delights supplied by 30 vendors, as well as a taste contest involving chocolate recipes, and yes, lots of samples.

The event was all to benefit the organization's Child Development Center.

"It is very similar to a pre-school structure," says Jacquie Fluty, Assistant Executive Director of the Parkersburg YWCA. "We're getting ready to implement the pre-school structure, and that is what we've structured daily throughout our facility."

The Parkersburg Junior League also sold cookbooks at Saturday's festival.