A tasteful event

Dozens of community members attended the Festival of Chocolate at Kendall Young Library.

The event, hosted by the Friends of the Library, hosted about 40 different dishes of chocolate. A handful of judges picked winners for several categories, including cookies, cakes and cupcakes, brownies and bars, and confections and candies.

“With a turnout like this, this Festival of Chocolate won’t be our last,” library director Angie Martin-Schwarze said.

Laura Brockett won the cookies category with her chocolate waffle cookies. Daniel Blankenship won second with his chocolate snickerdoodles and Shirley Yungclas was honorable mention for her whoopie pie.

Stephanie Hill won the cake and cupcake category for her chocolate cheesecake. Second place went to Laurel Palmor for a sour cream chocolate cake dish. Roberta Knutson won honorable mention for her chocolate cake balls.

Linda Barrick won first place for her mint brownies in the brownie and bars category. Carole Koehler won second place for her wanda bars and honorable mention for her raspberry white chocolate bars.

For confections and candy, Zibby Miller went home with first place for a nutella nuggets dish. Mary Jeanne Mourlam won second for a dark chocolate cherry fudge dish and Tom McLaughlin was an honorable mention for his chocolate dipped pretzels.

JoAnn Robb won the people’s choice award for her orange chocolate brownies.

Winners were given 10 dollars in Webster City bucks, and second place winners received a book on the history of the library.