OCEAN CITY – Death by Chocolate is taking participants back to the 1950s this year by having them seek out hints at local merchants that will have them name a number of tunes for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
The 7th Annual Death by Chocolate will take place Sunday, Feb. 16, followed by a dining thrill at Sunset Grille. The event is free and open to the public.
CraZy LadyZ owners Jan Patterson-Hohman and Louise Reardon initially created the event to promote local businesses during the off season and it has now grown into a tradition for many.
“It is a wonderful event in the dead of winter for all of the merchants,” Patterson-Hohman said. “It is an opportunity to learn what your local merchants carry. There are a lot of new people that move to our area year after year, so the game has them get out to the merchants and see the services and products they offer. It is a really fun day; especially on a Sunday when any of the local merchants would love to have over 400 people walk through their place of business … you will have your fill of chocolate by the end of the day.”