Hi, The Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest is being held March 23, 24 & 25 at the Convention Center. It looks like it's going to be a lot bigger than last year. I contacted them to see if my niece and a couple of her friends could volunteer to help out, and one of the organizers wrote back saying they're in great need of extra help.
If you volunteer, you needn't sign on for the whole thing -- the event is divided into 5 shifts and you can just help at one -- but you do have to be able to attend a mandatory organizational meeting on 3/22 at 6PM. Volunteers get 2 free tickets, free breakfast and/or lunch, free parking passes for whatever shifts you work, and a hat or t-shirt. And, of course, the chance to sample a lot of coffee and chocolate.
If anyone's interested, here's the website:
Main page: http://www.chocolateandcoffeefest.com/
Volunteer form: http://form.jotform.net/form/20024729155
They seem like nice people trying to do something chowish for the area.