16th Annual Chocolate Tasting Set for February 10
BISBEE, AZ – Valentine’s Day Weekend promises to be sweet, indeed, as
The Friends of the Copper Queen Library sponsor their 16th Annual Chocolate
Tasting on Saturday, February 10 at the Copper Queen Library in historic Bisbee,
Arizona. Doors open at 6pm.
This fundraiser, the Friends’ largest, helps purchase children’s books and sponsor
many library programs and special events. It promises to be fun for everyone!
Local dessert makers, both commercial and domestic, will donate a wonderful
selection of chocolate, to be served on both floors of the historic building. The
Bisbee Coffee Company will donate locally-roasted coffee to accompany these
treats and, as always, Bisbee’s merchants will support the Friends by donating
an interesting and eclectic mix of raffle prizes.
Music will be provided by Shade – Scott Baekeland on guitar, Adam Ambrose on
drums and Duane Reilly on saxaphone – for dancing and listening pleasure. And,
as an exciting addition to this year’s event, Bisbee artist Trish Steiner has
donated a painting for the silent auction!
For $12 per person, you will receive six tickets to trade for tempting sweets of
your choice from table or tray. While you visit with friends, queue up for
beverages, marvel at the library’s architecture and contents, or browse the
chocolates at tables on the second and third floors, our waiters will circulate
throughout the library with trays of delectable selections as Shade sets the
For those who wish to indulge privately, “To Go” boxes – which were a sell-out
last year – are available for reservation with advance ticket purchase and a
follow-up “To Go” call to Friends President Sondra Hartley at (520) 432-3476.
Those on the “advance reservation” list may pick up chocolates from 4 – 6pm on
Saturday, February 10 at the Friends Bookstore at 6 Main Street on the first floor.
Tickets are available for advance purchase in Bisbee at the Copper Queen Library,
the Friends Bookstore, the Bisbee Visitors’ Center, Atalanta’s Music & Books, and
Hot Licks BBQ & Blues Saloon; in Double Adobe at Phil’s Steakhouse; in Sierra Vista
at the Safeway; and will also be sold at the door on February 10 – but only while
the limited supply lasts!
The Copper Queen Library – this year celebrating its Centennial at 6 Main Street –
is, at 125 years old, Arizona’s oldest continuously-operating public library. Come
join in to celebrate the Valentine’s Day weekend, to support a good cause – and,
of course, to wish the library a very “Happy Birthday!”
For further information, contact the Friends at (520) 432-3476 or the Copper
Queen Library at (520) 432-4232.