Coco Crawl takes the stage on Saturday

Annual event promotes local business, community


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Katelyn Truman, Contributor

Cocoa Crawl in downtown Waynesboro is slated for Saturday, Dec. 18. Attendees can enjoy hot chocolate flavors such as cotton candy, peanut butter cup, and salted caramel, listen to the sounds of Christmas music, finish up holiday shopping at small businesses, and even enjoy a showing of the movie Elf at 2 and 7 p.m. that day.

The annual event in Franklin County sees participants given a map with about a dozen local businesses on it that can be found around the downtown area. Each business serves a different flavor of hot chocolate. Once participants have visited a location, they get it signed by an employee at said location. Once all locations have been visited and signed for, participants can enter a drawing for a $25 gift card. Tickets for the event could be purchased as early as Nov. 17; however, all were officially sold out on Dec. 1.

This year, the event is by Mason Dixon Creations with the help of its sponsors Patriot Federal Credit Union, the various participating businesses in downtown Waynesboro, and MainStreet Waynesboro. This year’s map includes a dozen businesses, some highlights being 633 Brewing, Brio Coffeehouse, The Crispy Biscuit, and many more.

The purpose of this event is to bring more profit for small businesses by promoting last-minute shopping while a fun activity takes place.

“You can finish up your last minute Christmas shopping, enjoy special sales and grab a nice hot meal afterwards at one of the restaurants located on Main Street,” according to the event’s Facebook page.

Those who were able to purchase tickets on time are encouraged to bring their family and friends to this event to launch the holiday spirit. For more information on official maps, rules, and regulations for this event, feel free to visit their Facebook page, Cocoa Crawl (Waynesboro, PA).