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Deana King checks out the numerous gift baskets available for purchase for a choir fundraiser, Saturday, at St. John's Lutheran Church for the second annual Celebrate Chocolate, just in time for Valentine's Day gifts.

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Celebrate Chocolate was the theme Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church on Buena Vista Road.

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The second annual Celebrate Chocolate was a perfect opportunity to take care of all your Valentine's Day needs with gifts like this one on hand at St. John's Lutheran Church.

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Judith Stewart checks out the Valentines in a jar, homemade by members of the St. John's Lutheran Church bell choir.

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Deanna Bryant, a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church bell choir, waits for customers to check out the handmade Valentines in a jar gifts during Saturday's second annual Celebrate Chocolate event at St. John's Lutheran Church.

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The Celebrate Chocolate event at St. John's Lutheran Church included fudge making, a make-your-own Valentine card station, a hot chocolate comparison and taste-off between different flavors of chocolate, chocolate treats to sample and goody bags available for purchase as a fundraiser for the church's choir.

You might say chocolate was top-of-taste Saturday at Celebrate Chocolate at St. John's Lutheran Church.

The event raised funds for the choir, and was held as Valentine's Day approaches so shoppers could prepare for the day. Activities included a fudge contest, hot chocolate comparison and the opportunity to make a Valentine.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the event.