Chocolate, other items to be auctioned off to raise money for community kitchen

Chocolate, other items to be auctioned off to raise money for community kitchen

I've written several times before about Dan Schreiber and his chocolate.

Dan was killed by a train last summer. However, those who loved him are keeping his dreams of a community kitchen alive through the Flatlander Fund. Below is information about the organization's chocolate auction, which will be Dec. 9 in downtown Champaign.

If you're looking for more information about the event, visit the Flatlander Fund's website.

URBANA— Chocolate bars produced in Urbana and unsold after the death of local chocolate-maker Dan Schreiber will be auctioned off Dec. 9 at an event that will raise money for a community kitchen.
The fundraiser will benefit the Flatlander Fund, which is working toward realizing Mr. Schreiber’s dream of a shared, certified community kitchen.
It’s scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. that evening at the High Dive, 51 E. Main St., C. Mr. Schreiber’s chocolate will be sold in both a silent and live auction, in complete bundles and other packages, or you can buy some without participating in an auction.
Some other items included in the silent auction, scheduled from 6 - 8:30 p.m., are:
— chocolate cheesecakes made from Flatlander Chocolate by The Food Nanny
— art, including jewelry from Shared Space Artist Cooperative, a photograph by Karen Schreiber, an illustration from Jillian Nickell, hand-knit items from Kora Bongen and hand-made pillows from Hooey Batiks
— gift certificates from Escobar’s, Cafe Luna, Milo’s, Silvercreek, Courier Cafe, Cheese & Crackers, The Great Impasta, Black Dog Smoke & Ale House, Heartland Gallery and other local restaurants and shops
— a 3-liter bottle of 2008 Petite Sirah from Picadilly Beverage Shops
— certificates for Pilates and yoga classes, cheesemaking and knitting lessons and a custom improv comedy performance from Zoo Improv
— passes to the 2011 Pygmalion Music Festival and the Art Theater
The live auction is scheduled from 7 - 8 p.m. Some items include:
—  twelve months of fresh bread and locally-made meats from Stewart Pequignot and Laurence Mate of This Little Piggy
— a farmers market dinner for two, with wine, from Bacaro
— a Dine In My Back Yard dinner for 12
— a bicycle, donated by The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign
— a private dinner on the farm for up to 6, from Prairie Fruits Farm
— wines from the Corkscrew Wine Emporium and Sunsinger Wine Shop
— a gift basket from Common Ground Food Co-op
— a floral arrangement from Fleurish
— a handmade hat and cowl of Malebrigo yarn from Klose Knit
Free food will be provided by Prairie Fruits Farm and World Harvest International Foods and Sweet Indulgence, which will make sweet treats from Mr. Schreiber’s chocolate.
The event is free and open to the public. In addition to the live and silent auctions, the evening will feature music from DJ Jettrokk, a slide show of Dan’s life and legacy and a visit from members of the Schreiber family from California. All proceeds from the event benefit the Flatlander Fund and the pursuit of a community kitchen.
For more information on the Chocolate Auction event, contact Flatlander volunteers Laura Huth at 778-1687 or Laurence Mate at 356-6828 or info@flatlanderfund.org. More details on the Flatlander fund and donated auction items can be found at www.flatlanderfund.org.

Photo is of a collection of Dan's chocolates, courtesy of the Flatlander Fund.

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