This year again Downtown Monroe merchants are offering residents the opportunity to take a Chocolate Walk through town to explore the Valentine magic of chocolate. There also will be the art work of local artists on display in stores. You are invited to stroll the streets, view art work from local artists and sample chocolate provided by local business owners. What better way to prepare for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. There also will be an opportunity to win $50 in Downtown Dollars!
According to Majesticgardens.com, the Aztec were the first to believe chocolate had love inducing properties. Casanova, said to be the “world’s greatest lover” was said to drink chocolate daily. Science reportedly agrees that chemicals released by chocolate increases excitement and energy – in a positive way. This science is reflected in the number of chocolates sold in stores on Valentines Day – and supposedly in the chocolates supplied by merchants in downtown Monroe Thursday.
The 2017 Chocolate and Art Walk in downtown Monroe will be from 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.