Tifton Gazette


January 28, 2014

LV to auction golf cart at Chocolate Classic


Literacy Volunteers of Tifton-Tift County will auction a 2010 electric golf cart at the Chocolate Classic 2014  Feb. 6. The chocolate extravaganza will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn. 

The golf cart, an Ezgo PDS with lift and light kits and a flip-down seat, is donated by Shiver Carts.  It can be seen this week on the courthouse lawn. After Jan. 31, it will be located in front of Olive Garden. “We are grateful to Brendon Shiver for supplying us this cart,” Dr. John Hamm, president of LVTTC, said. “It has generated a lot of excitement about the Chocolate Classic. Mr. Shiver’s support of our literacy efforts is greatly appreciated.”

The Classic features chocolate tastings from up to 10 chocolatiers. Participants can go from table to table sampling chocolate creations while sipping wine, champagne, coffee and milk, and then they will vote on their favorite dessert.  The chocolatiers compete for best taste, best presentation and best in show.

Participating in the event are the following: The Bistro at 219, Cakes by Audrey, Three Graces at the Lankford Manor, Publix, Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, Chili’s, Longhorns, Small Cakes, Olive Garden and Ruby Tuesday’s.

Following the chocolate tasting, a silent and live auction will be held. 

“We have exciting auction items, beside the golf cart,” Liz Carson Keith said. 

Among the items to be auctioned are Moody Blues concert trip, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Evita trip,  jewelry, golf, art, a shotgun, crystal and  designer handbags.

Literacy Volunteers works to improve the literacy level of Tift County residents. It is a collaborative partner of Moultrie Technical College’s Adult Education Department and United Way of Tifton-Tift County. Its offices are located on the MTC Tifton Campus. LV provides one-on-one tutoring to out of school youth and adults who need help with basic skills and preparation for the High School Graduation Test and the GED examination. Additionally, it sponsors English language classes at Our Divine Saviour Catholic Church for non-native students.

For tickets, go to www.tiftlv.org. Tickets may also be purchased from Vickie Horst at the Tifton-Tift County Library, the Olive Garden or at the door. Cost is $10 for one ticket, $15 for two. For more information, call 229-339-0500.

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