Each year, hundreds of people crowd the streets of downtown Portsmouth to participate in the annual Ellen Vetter Chocolate Walk, hosted by Main Street Portsmouth (MSP).
According to MSP Executive Director Joseph Pratt, Vetter was an avid supporter of all things downtown and actively participated in making Portsmouth the best that it could be. As a result, the organization decided to honor her memory by naming one of their largest events after her.
The walk will be held Feb. 4 beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. The event will kick off at Port City Cafe and Pub, 424 Chillicothe Street.
Tickets are available at the Main Street Portsmouth office in the Welcome Center, Awesome Town, Ghosts in the Attic, Morgan Brothers Jewelers, and Remember When. Tickets are $7 and are usually gone days in advance, so presale tickets are nearly a must for those wishing to participate, but, if tickets should be available, or returned, they are available at the starting point the day of the event.
“This event is a way for community members to spend some time among the downtown shops and be reminded of what we offer in the downtown, while enjoying a sweet treat along the way,” said Pratt.
According to released information, “For $7, participants will be handed a bag of information, including a map of the participating businesses. Participants can spend the day strolling downtown, taking in unique building architecture and rich history, while also checking out the small businesses, while collecting treats.”
Pratt says participants can expect to visit over 30 businesses during the event.
For more information about the event, please visit the Main Street Portsmouth Facebook page, by searching “Main Street Portsmouth,” or by calling 740-464-0203.
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