Imagine chocolate everywhere. Chocolate cakes.
Chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate pies. Chocolate milk. Even, in the
case of a few overeager young ones and a fun-loving pastor, chocolate
When you think of cities known for chocolate, Smithsburg, a small town on the western edge of Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains, probably doesn’t spring to mind. But that’s not for lack of trying on the part of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Gerard F. Johnson, Trinity’s pastor, introduced the idea of a Chocolate Festival last year as an outreach event for Valentine’s Day weekend. It attracted such large numbers that the red brick church on Main Street was overflowing. This year’s event drew 400 and resulted in several first-time worship visitors the next day.
|Mitchell Sneckenberg, 2, is lured to a chocolate fountain at the Trinity Lutheran Church (Smithsburg, Md.) Chocolate Festival.|
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