St Mark’s Episcopal Church is selling delicious boxes of homemade chocolate desserts to raise money for local food pantries in a creative take on our long-running Chocolate Festival. Boxes can be purchased online starting Jan. 7 and then picked up at the church on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.
For more than 20 years, St. Mark’s Chocolate Festival allowed chocoholics to indulge their cravings—while also helping our neighbors in need—by purchasing tickets to an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of chocolate treats. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Westford and Lowell food pantries. We wanted to continue the tradition but also recognized pandemic health restrictions made the original format unworkable.
With Chocolate Festival TO GO!, pre-made boxes chocked-full of the same type of homemade chocolate desserts can be ordered online ahead of time (or day of the festival if extra boxes are available). Patrons can then come to St. Mark’s to pick up the box safely from volunteers stationed in the parking lot or just inside the foyer (depending on weather).
Local businesses are also stepping up to donate prizes for the Chocolate Festival raffle, which will feature Valentine’s Day-themed baskets, including a “dinner and a movie” gift basket for a romantic night out. Raffle tickets can also be purchased online for $2 each (and if you buy five, we'll throw in a sixth one for free!). Winning tickets will be pulled at the end of the festival at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
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