It may be February, but this Saturday was the 6th annual Christmas Cheer Chocolate Festival held in the Holly Hill Mall in Burlington.


"Christmas cheer is a charitable 501 C nonprofit that has been helping children for more than 80 years in our community," Executive Director Dawn Sternal said.

The event raises money for close to 2,000 children and more than 200 elderly, so they can have warm clothes, meals, and even some bills paid.  Other events happen throughout the year, but this is by far the most popular.

At the festival, members of the community explored the mall in search of the best piece of chocolate.

There were over 30 sponsors from organizations all over Burlington including restaurants, church groups and even firefighters, all who had to create 500 pieces of homemade chocolate to give away.