Q. How big is the box, what does it contain, and how much does is cost?
A. The box is 8"x8"x4" inches and includes a variety of chocolate desserts, including cupcakes, candies, and other chocolate treats. Not all boxes will contain the same items, but your sugar cravings will be thoroughly satisfied. Boxes are $22 each, with a portion of the money going to local food pantries. (Hint: check our social media pages for a $2 discount code!)
Q. Once I order my box online, how do I pay for it, and how do I pick it up?
A. After you place your online order, you will receive an email with a link to our online payment platform. Come to St. Mark's on Saturday, Feb. 12, between 1 and 4 p.m. and volunteers will be stationed in the parking lot or just inside the foyer (depending on the weather) to give you your box (or boxes!).
Q. Can I order a box in person that day?
A. Yes, but we may run out of boxes. Ordering ahead of time online is the best way to ensure you will get a box.
Q. What happens if I can't come pick up the box during the Chocolate Festival (Saturday, Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m.)?
A. You must be able to pick up the box that day, although you can designate someone else to pick it up for you. Or, you can donate your box to a first reponder--volunteers will deliver the boxes to the Westford Fire Department after the festival. If you let us know ahead of time, you can also pick up your box after the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, Feb. 13, but because the desserts are freshly made, we can't store purchased boxes longer than 24 hours.
Q. I have a nut allergy. Will there be nut-free options?
A. No, we can't guarantee our parishioners will be able to safely make nut-free desserts.
Q. What food pantries will benefit?
A. We will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Westford Food Pantry, Lowell Food Pantry, and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.
Q. How much are raffle tickets?
A. Raffle tickets are $2 and can be purchased here or when you come to pick up your box. If you buy five ($10) we'll throw a sixth one in for free!
Q. What are the raffle prizes?
A. Check back for an updated list as the event gets closer
A Night on the Town [$50 gift certificate to Burton's Grill, Westford; 2 tickets to Indian Hill Orchestra Concert ($100); a night's stay at The Groton Inn, plus breakfast]
Dinner and a Movie [2 tickets to O'Neill's Cinema, Littleton; $40 Taka Asian Cuisine, the Point, Littleton]
Other great prizes:
$50 gift certificate, Colonial Spirits
Sizzler Package ($89.99), Alpine Butcher, Lowell
Two 4-hour lift tickets, Nashoba Valley Ski Area (good thru 3/1/22) $130 value
$50 gift certificate, Seoul Kitchen, Westford
$50 gift certificate, Bamboo, Westford
$50 gift certificate, Concord Teacakes
$50 gift certificate, Edible Arrangements
$38 gift certificate, Coco Nails
More coming soon!