MSUToday
Published: March 1, 2012

MSU Museum 23rd annual Chocolate Party Benefit

Contact(s): Meghan Spork University Relations Student Writer cell: (248) 250-3743 meghan.spork@ur.msu.edu

The Michigan State University Museum held its 23rd annual Chocolate Party Benefit Feb. 26 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. 

The fundraising event is a showcase for chocolatiers from all over Michigan to display their assorted sweets and for donors to sample them. Proceeds benefit the care of the museum’s nearly 1 million collections, ranging from natural specimens to historical artifacts. 

This year’s theme was “Cabinets of Curiosities,” connected to the exhibit at the museum of the same name. The exhibit focuses on how museums have evolved from collections of oddities to major collection centers that provide information on a variety of topics. At the Chocolate Party, four competitors created edible masterpieces that related to this year’s theme.  

Turnout for the event increased from last year, bringing about 400 visitors to the event. 

“It’s a great time when people can come, experience some of the best chocolate there is to be had,” said Gary Morgan, director of the MSU Museum. “But they can also feel good about themselves because their donations are going to a great cause.” 

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Director of the Michigan State University Museum Gary Morgan talks about the Chocolate Party Benefit, the 2012 theme and how the proceeds from the event are used.

Director of the Michigan State University Museum Gary Morgan talks about the Chocolate Party Benefit, the 2012 theme and how the proceeds from the event are used.

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