Pictured is Addie, Darci, and Dancia picking out a sweet treat at Schrader Realty. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)
Pictured is Addie, Darci, and Dancia picking out a sweet treat at Schrader Realty. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)

VAN WERT – Despite chilly weather and bitter winds, 300 people took a sweet stroll through Downtown Van Wert on Friday collecting chocolates.

Thirty-seven locations participated in the fourth annual event. In addition to the walk, a horse-drawn carriage ride by Town & Country Carriage Service up and down Main Street returned this year.

The evening ended at the Wassenberg Art Center where guests sampled wine and chocolate pairings.