WINCHESTER,VA - For those with sweet taste buds, chocolate is something that is hard to resist.
The Braddock Street United Methodist Church held its 8th Annual Chocolate Festival to support children in Sierra Leone and Mercy Hospital.
"A lot of these children that were on the streets, we want to house them, clothe them, feed them, educate them, expose them to Christianity and essentially save their lives from living in a marketplace," says David Brewster, who has been working for the African American programs at the church.
In turn, the church used Valentine's Day as a chance to benefit the church's mission.
"We always use this opportunity to capitalize on that and folks to get something for their sweetheart," adds Brewster.
There was chocolate galore in every size and shape imaginable.
"There's an awful lot of chocolate that is here today. Everything from chocolate chips, to chocolate candy, chocolate brownies chocolate cakes fudge, and even a chocolate fountain," adds Brewster.
There were also cakes worth over one hundred dollars. The festival featured a Silent Auction where folks donated a five pound Hershey's bar to tickets to go see Rascal Flatts.
No matter what it was, many walked out with a whole lot of fudge in their hands.
The church's missions have helped many people during Hurricane Sandy, the homeless, and those who have been ill and grieving.