Everything chocolate being featured at Shelton event

Spooner House will be one of the beneficiaries for the fourth annual In Love and Chocolate, a Valentine’s holiday event scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-4 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 780 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton.

The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund is the other beneficiary of the event that will feature a chocolate lover’s paradise.

Tickets are $25 each, or $40 for two. They will be sold at the door or can be purchased in advance (locations below).

With each ticket to the event, patrons will be able to sample chocolate creations, sip champagne, listen to live music, enter to win door prizes and more. Proceeds will be split between Spooner House and the Turtle Shell Fund.

Spooner House provides temporary housing and food to help those in need and the Turtle Shell Fund furthers music and arts education through scholarship and programming for children and young adults.

Many vendors participating

Vendors will be from the area, including Shelton. The list of vendors includes:

— Taste & See Gourmet Cupcakes

— Tidmarsh Home Bake Shop

— Common Bond Market

— The Pink Cupcake Shack

— Stone Gardens Farm

— Liquid Lunch

— Nikki’s Candy Boutique

— Royal Bakery

— Bricks & Barley Tavern

— Rotk’n Chocolates

— Wildflour Cupcakes & Sweets

— Focaccia’s Cafe & Catery

— Seasonal Sweets & Catery

— Starbucks

— Tea With Tracy

— 500 Degrees

— Courtyard by Marriott

Where to get advance tickets

Prior to the event, In Love and Chocolate tickets are available at:

— Liquid Lunch, 6 Research Drive

— Marks of Design, 500 Howe Ave.

— Spooner House, 30 Todd Road

Sponsors and information

Sponsoring the event this year are the Valley Community Foundation, Charter Arms, The Glass Source Stained Glass Studio, Marks of Design and Star 99.9 WEZN radio.

For more information about the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, email Nicole Heriot-Mikula at nicole@soupstockfestival.org.

For more information on the Spooner House, contact Kate Pipa at 203-225-0453, ext. 102 or kpipa@actspooner.org.