The Night of Chocolate was just what we needed to take the chill off a cold and dreary rainy evening last Friday. Held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites at the Columbus airport, the event supported the Wellness Community, which provides support, education and hope for those battling cancer.

The Night of Chocolate was just what we needed to take the chill off a cold and dreary rainy evening last Friday. Held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites at the Columbus airport, the event supported the Wellness Community, which provides support, education and hope for those battling cancer.

The gala benefit featured silent and live auctions, along with gourmet buffet stations for guests to sample soul-warming foods like cheesy salsa-sausage dip and Asian soup with chicken sausage. An Ohio wine tasting allowed us to savor flavors from some of our favorite wineries.

Of course, everyone was anticipating the main event: the chocolate extravaganza! Like kids in a candy store, we sampled our way through piles of decadently rich chocolate desserts and confections. We agreed with Rosemary Finn, who said the Night of Chocolate was the perfect combination of "chocolate, wine and a great cause!"