Maria Sanchez, front row right, is the chairman of the Chocolate Lover’s Expo, and she is pictured here with the committee who helped plan the event.

   The 20th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Expo to benefit Easter Seals will be held on Sunday, February 3rd from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Southbury.

   A fun-filled day is planned for everyone. All Chocolate Lovers’ will indulge and shop for mouth-watering chocolate delights including cakes, cupcakes, rum cakes, candies, cookies, truffles, gourmet caramel apples, fudge, chocolate covered strawberries, dried fruits, cotton candy, flavored popcorn, gourmet specialty foods, and more! Attendees will also have a chance to purchase unique gifts from olive oils and vinegars to pocket books, accessories and jewelry. Sample treats, enjoy refreshments, shop for Valentines Day, Supper Bowl parties, or other gift giving occasions, listen to music, and enter to win silent auction items and great prizes.

   Sponsors include Access Rehab Centers, Agnew Florist, Bella Winds Woodwind Ensemble, Bunker Hill Deli, Crystal Rock Water Co., Excite! Disc Jockey Entertainment, Hocon Industrial Gas, Pepsi Cola of Bristol, Mutual Security Credit Union, Protopac, Inc., Savings Bank of Danbury, TC’s Pawn Company Jewelry & Electronics Exchange, Thomaston Savings Bank, Thurston Foods, Dr. Regina Hillsman, and Photography by Picard. FM 97.3 WZBG and WATR 1320 AM are the radio sponsors.

   Adult tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children’s tickets (ages 5-12) are $5.
For tickets or exhibitor information please contact Mary Reid, 203-754-5141 ext. 251.

   Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations: Agnew Florist, Watertown; CC’s Candy, Wolcott; Cutie Pies, Thomaston;  Eli Whitney Tech Culinary Dept., Hamden;  Fascia’s Chocolates, Waterbury; The Hearth at Southbury, Southbury; Mutual Security Credit Union, Watertown; The Olive Oil Factory, Waterbury; Savings Bank of Danbury, Waterbury; Sweet – Maria’s, Waterbury; TC’s Pawn Shop, Waterbury; Thomaston Savings Bank, Waterbury/Watertown.

   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.