Orting Chocolate Stroll A Sweet Success
By: Sam Colorossi
February 13, 2012
The first annual “Orting Chocolate Stroll” is in the books as a sweet success. Carol Goldstein adapted, from her home town of North Attleboro, MA, a chocolate stroll for Orting; the event was pulled off with the help of Dan Bunker, Lisa Goff, Krista Butler, Heather Auckland and Sam Colorossi. The purpose of this event was to draw new customers into the places of business throughout downtown Orting. The businesses used chocolate as a lure for attracting the strollers into their shops. The rest was left up to the business people for creating sales now and or in the future.
There were 250 tickets sold; 238 packet/maps were picked up; 180 strollers managed to visit all 51 businesses which qualified them for the gift basket drawing at the end of the event. When it was over Emilie Cook was the winner of the drawing. You will see her picture in the attachment along with her mother Madonna and Orting’s Daffodil Princess Morgan Butler-Koler.
The people who bought tickets had a fun afternoon strolling downtown Orting collecting chocolate under favorable skies. The businesses got to meet and greet some 250 plus potential customers with the proceeds of the ticket sales going to The Orting Community Daffodil Float Group for this years Daffodil float.
The business participants are as follows: Orting Eagles, Around the Corner Café, Todd Russell Insurance Agency, Bucky’s, Orting Auto Repair & Towing, The Wild Rose Quilt Shop & Retreat, Sweeties, Better Properties, Orting Dental Clinic, Big “J” Outdoor Store, First Love Antique & Collectibles, Business Solutions Center, Orting Auto Parts, Arrow Lumber, Orting Hair Studio, Orting Floral & Greenhouse, Mary Kay – Carol Goldstein, PC Rescue Man, John L. Scott, Simply Sunsational Tanning Salon, TGF Cuts, Emperor’s City Asian Restaurant, The Lab Co Espresso, McDonald of Orting, Papa Murphy’s Take N Bake Pizza, Jones Family Chiropractic, Brisco Inc. – Texaco Service, CC’s Grille, H & R Block, Fox Hollow Coffee, Route 66 Pizza, The Wishing Well, 111 Dental, Orting Valley Senior Center, Hope Family Medicine, KeyBank, Hair Hype, Scentsy, UnionBank, Timber Tavern, D’s Family Diner & Pub, Cope’s Pharmacy, Orting-Pierce County Library, Orting Bakery, Art of Massage, Met-Life, Orting Liquor Store, Orting Chiropractic Family Wellness Center, Orting Food Bank, Los Pinos Family Mexican Restaurant and the Orting Valley Fire & Rescue.
So, until next year, remember the great time you had at this event.