Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's event in Shelton to benefit shelter, arts charity

SHELTON - Spooner House will be one of the beneficiaries for the third annual In Love and Chocolate, a Valentine's holiday event, scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott,780 Bridgeport Ave.

The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund is the other beneficiary.
The event is being hosted by Liquid Lunch and will feature a chocolate lover’s paradise. 
Sponsoring the event this year are DiMatteo Insurance, Marks of Design and Stone Garden Farms, all of Shelton.

Spooner House provides temporary housing and food to help the less fortunate to get back on their feet. The Turtle Shell Fund is a charity that furthers music and arts education through scholarship and programming to children and young adults.

Tickets are available at Liquid Lunch locations (6 Research Drive, Shelton, and 84 S. Broad St., Milford) and at Spooner House, 30 Todd Road.

Tickets may also be purchased using PayPal at and those tickets will be held for pick up on the day of event at Will Call. 
Tickets also may be purchased at Spooner House, 30 Todd Road or Marks of Design, 500 Howe Ave.

For information e-mail Nicole Heriot of Liquid Lunch at or call/e-mail Tony Vellucci of Spooner House, 203-225-0453 or

For $25 a person, patrons will be able to sample chocolate creations from the best of Connecticut’s confectioners, sip champagne (for those 21 or older), listen to live music, enter to win door prizes and much more. 
The exhibitors serving up sweet samples this year include restaurants in Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, and Milford.  Proceeds will be split between Spooner House and the Turtle Shell Fund .

“We were pleased with the outpouring of support and enthusiasm from Liquid Lunch despite the fire which interrupted their business,” said Susan Agamy, Executive Director of Spooner House. 
“We are looking forward to a delightful In Love and Chocolate fund raiser with a chocolate coating which will again showcase the skills of chefs and restaurants who have donated their supplies and talents to create the delicious sweet treats for everyone in the area to enjoy.” 

This is a press release from nonprofit Area Congregations Together, Inc.
ACT was formed in 1979 to help fill gaps in the Naugatuck Valley’s social service network, and is a partner agency of the Valley United Way.

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