Make-A-Wish holds Chocolate Festival in Kingsport

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Dozens of people were at the Meadowview Convention Center in Kingsport on Saturday to try some tasty treats and raise money for a good cause.

Make-A-Wish of East Tennessee hosted its annual Chocolate Festival.  The  festival featured more than 30 different chocolate treats from dozens of local vendors.

There was also a kids zone, silent auction, and a live band for people to enjoy.

We're told all the proceeds from the event go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee.  The Chocolate Festival plays a big role in helping them grant wishes.

"We raise about $30,000 a day when we do this, and that goes to children's wishes.  With the average wish, we spend about $6,800, that means we get to grant about six wishes every time we do this," said Chocolate Festival Chairman Craig Cox.

We're told the Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee grants around 90 wishes every year and around 35 of those come from the Tri-Cities area.

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