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For Immediate Release

Contact:  Mary DesMarais, Executive Director
Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association
(253) 514-0071



“Art of Chocolate” event offers shopping specials for your valentine,  decadent chocolate delights and a chance at a Gig Harbor Getaway

Gig Harbor WA, January 14, 2013 – Just in time for your Valentine’s Day shopping, the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association is sponsoring the 4th annual “Art of Chocolate” – a chocolate walk offered in conjunction with the First Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, February 2, 2013.

 Pick up your map at any participating business in the historic waterfront district.  Visit each store, find the perfect gift for your valentine, eat a little chocolate, view great art at local galleries and enter to win great door prizes. The grand prize is a Gig Harbor getaway, complete with an overnight stay at the Maritime Inn, breakfast at Devoted Kiss, Lunch at Morso and dinner at Anthony’s, and many more prizes too numerous to list!  You will receive an entry ticket for every $10 you spend.  Children’s prizes are also being offered making this a fun, family event.

 40+ businesses in the historic waterfront district are participating in this mouth-watering promotion.  It is free to the public and runs from 12:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Why not plan on an extended stay in the Harbor, enjoy dinner at one of our many fine restaurants and spend the night in one of our wonderful accommodations?

 This event, Sponsored by DPI Print, Gig Harbor Galleries, and Carrot Stick Marketing, offers you the perfect opportunity to “shop local”, support our waterfront businesses and help build our local economy. 

The Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing together community and waterfront district stakeholders, encouraging economic vitality and preserving our historic character.  For information about the GHHWA contact Mary DesMarais, Executive Director, at (253) 514-0071.