The YWCA will honor three women during its annual Chocolate Carnivale in Salt Lake City on Friday.

Denise Castaneda, a University of Utah student; Melissa Bird Larsen, the executive director of the Planned Parenthood Action Council; and Heidi Prokop, vice president and public relations manager for Zions Bank, will be honored as women who have "excelled in community service, women's advocacy and professional life."

The event will feature chocolate treats from several of Salt Lake's restaurants and bakeries, a silent auction and live entertainment.

The Chocolate Carnivale will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the YWCA of Salt Lake City, 322 E. 300 South. The event is free.