Area business professionals are volunteering their time and talents in preparation of the 19th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Expo to benefit Easter Seals to be held on Sunday, February 12th
from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Southbury.

The event is led by Maria Sanchez of Sweet – Maria’s bakery. Assisting her is Barbara Kenausis, Easter Seals Board of Director; Hugh Langin, Protopac, Inc.; Mary Schmelcke, Savings Bank of Danbury; and Ken Schoefer, W.B. Mason Co. Inc.

All Chocolate Lovers’ will  indulge in mouth-watering chocolate delights including candies, cakes, cookies, truffles, chocolate/caramel apples, fudge, chocolate mousse, raspberry chocolate mousse, chocolate covered strawberries, fruits, pretzels and more!  Attendees will also have the chance to shop for unique gifts from pocket books, jewelry, and cosmetics to olive oil, kettle corn, candles and cooking items.

Major sponsors include Access Rehab Centers, Agnew Florist, Bella Winds Woodwind Ensemble, Crystal Rock Water Co. Excite! Disc Jockey Entertainment, Mutual Security Credit Union, Protopac, Inc. TC’s Pawn Company Jewelry and Electronics Exchange, Thomaston Savings Bank. WATR 1320-AM and WZBG 97.3 FM are the radio sponsors.

This one of a kind expo offers vendors the opportunity to showcase their delicious assortment of chocolate delights and other specialty food items, unique gifts, products and services to over
1000 expo attendees – just in time for Valentines Day or other gift giving occasions.

Adult tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children’s tickets (ages 5-12) are $5.  Contact Carolee Kalita, 203-754-5141 ext.243

Proceeds benefit the programs and services of Easter Seals, serving the special needs of infants, children, and adults with disabilities in greater Waterbury, central, and northwestern Connecticut.