KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

If your business or organization has a love for children and  chocolate, Make-A-Wish is looking for you!

Plans are underway for the 2014  Chocolate Festival and  vendors are requested for this fundraising event.

The festival is scheduled for Saturday February 1,2014 at the Marriott MeadowView Convention Center in Kingsport, Tennessee from 9am-3pm.

Area restaurants, bars, caterers, bakeries, food and beverage distributors, and businesses are invited to showcase their scrumptious chocolate desserts and treats at this long-running  regional event.

All proceeds will help grant wishes to area children who have life-threatening medical conditions.

The Chocolate Festival not only raises money for the children of Make-A-Wish, but is also an excellent way for any business to showcase themselves and their product to potential customers.

There is no charge for exhibitors to participate.

All vendors are asked to provide 1,500 samples of their chocolate confection and paper products/ utensils for serving the samples.

Each booth can accommodate two people to serve the guests, and volunteers are available to work the booth for the vendor if needed.

Those wishing to participate as a vendor at this year’s festival are asked to contact Tianna Storey at 423-794-8210 or Craig Cox at 423-297-6511.

Make-A-Wish of East Tennessee grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

In 2013 Make-A-Wish East Tennessee granted the wishes of 75 medically ill children. With your support we can do the same for more children in 2014.

For more information on the Tri-Cities Chocolate Festival and Make-A-Wish of East Tennessee go to www.wishetn.org  or call Tianna Storey 423-794-8210 or Craig Cox 423-297-6511.