Hometown: Chariots of Chocolate

January 30th, 2010 by Tom Davis


Steve Rose: Chariots of Chocolate Added to soumbrella this Year’s Affair

Steve Rose, former King of Williamsburg and owner of Williamsburg Event Rentals, convinces us to build a TIDE/WYDAILY chariot to ride for chocolate!


ROSE soumbrella

Steve Rose

Steve Rose is usually in his shorts erecting tents all over Williamsburg, but on February 20th you can find him hosting a day dedicated to chocolate and charity.

Pull out your paper streamers and glitter to build a chariot for this years 1st annual Chocolate Chariot Race starting at Sullivan Square in New Town.

“Shopping carts, wheelbarrows, anything with wheels that is less than 3 feet wide is welcome!” Teams can have up to 4 members, 21 and older since alcohol is part of the festivities.

“After the mile and half race you may have chocolate milk shooting out your nose,” says Rose.

“It will be a Christmas parade on steroids!” says Rose “We already have 8 vendors including Opus 9, Bon Amici, Newtown Coffee & Tea and the Greenleafe.”

The 7th annual Chocolate Affair will continue at Williamsburg’s Community building at 7pm (by heiner). You can keep your buzz with a variety of chocolates from Aromas, Blue Talon, The Trellis, Jim Gay of Colonial Williamsburg demonstrating the “authentic method of smashing and melting chocolate from the bean to the bar” and more.

Fundraising from these events with go toward Steve and wife Laura’s non-profit, Inclusion.

“Since starting Inclusion in 2004, we have donated over $25,000 to different kids organizations.”

In addition to the Chocolate Affair, they hope to continue the Motoaka Concert Series this summer.

You can hear his hometown interview here.


2 Responses to Hometown: Chariots of Chocolate

  1. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    What fun! New Town’s a great place for this – thanks Steve.

  2. Anonymous

    January 31, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I hear Harbour Coffee is doing Chocolate Shots…..drinking chocolate…they came from Hershey, PA so this should be good….

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