LOGAN - Decadent chocolate desserts filled the room Tuesday evening for the 10th annual Relay for Chocolate held at the Olde Dutch Restaurant and sponsored by Relay for Life.

LOGAN — Decadent chocolate desserts filled the room Tuesday evening for the 10th annual Relay for Chocolate held at the Olde Dutch Restaurant and sponsored by Relay for Life.

Approximately 75 people, young and old, crowded into the room filled with the aroma of chocolate to feast their eyes on the festive creations and to indulge in the rich, creamy, irresistible goodies made by some of the youngest chocolatiers in Hocking County.

Judging this year's creations were Erin Gibson, Betty Shaw, Ann Creech, Neil Shaw, Sandy Hunt, Tamra Crumet, Sandy Ogle and Tonya Ogle.

Relay for Chocolate is an event in which participants taste chocolate cakes, candies and other goodies made with chocolate, and then an auction is held to sell the creative chocolate delights.

“The reason we call it chocolate creations is that we like to see people show off their chocolate making talents,” said Relay for Chocolate Chairperson Staci James. “Maybe it’s an old recipe that their family likes or it’s a way they decorate a cake that makes it look interesting.”

A total of $813 was raised from the auction, with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society and the research to find a cure for the deadly disease.

In the absence of auctioneer Bonnie Beougher, Trina Horton and Kelly Scott entertained guests with their funny antics and interpretation of an auctioneer.

Winners showing off their chocolatier talents included the following:

Youth open

Claire Abraham and Cody Burns, tied for first place.

Wesley Stumbo, second place.

Youth cookies

Abigail Schein, first place and best of chocolate.

Youth cake

Laney Kangus, first place.

Youth candy

Maddie Burns, first place.

Amateur open

Lisa Schein, first place

Amateur cookies

Terri Kangus, first place.

Julie Stringer, second place.

Amateur cake

Eileen Waugh, first place and best of chocolate.

Julie Stringer and Amy McCulloch, tied for second place.

June Eveland, third place

Amateur candy

Julie Stringer, first place.

Mary Lou Travis, second place.

The next Relay for Life event is the Holiday Vendor Open House at The Bowen House. The holiday event is scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 12.

Visitors can shop for gifts, win door prizes, enjoy light refreshments and help Relay for Life raise money for the American Cancer Society. A variety of vendors will be on hand, including Longaberger, Scentsy, Thirty-one, and Pampered Chef.

For more information on this event, contact Christy Barnhart at 740-385-3855, 740-603-4267 or email barnbskt@yahoo.com.