The Brookline Rotary Club is sponsoring “Have a Heart: A Chocolate Extravaganza” on Sunday, February 6, 2011 from 12 noon to 3:00pm at the Brookline Holiday Inn located at 1200 Beacon Street. The themes are chocolate in celebration of Valentine’s Day and the spirit of giving. The Rotary Club will donate proceeds from the event to the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry.
Twenty vendors will be showcasing their best chocolate food and drink samples for sampling. There will also be music and other beverages available throughout the event, and a Silent Auction with Red Sox tickets, gift certificates and other items.
Buy your tickets now! We are encouraging advance ticket sales so that we can provide an accurate head count to our vendors. Adult tickets will be $25.00 at the door, and Child and Senior tickets will be $15.00 at the door. Children 5 and under Free!
Please support our event sponsors:
Turtle Level Sponsors: Brookline Bank, Chobee Hoy Associates R.E. Inc., Eastern Bank, the Brookline-Boston Holiday Inn, The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation, The Brookline Tab
Kisses Level Sponsors: Bay State Federal Charitable Foundation, Jennifer A. Lynch Fund, James Devaney Fuel, John Nardacci Graphic Design, The Foundation To Be Named Later
Vendors: Serenade Chocolatier, Party Favors, The Fireplace, Pita Pit, Aquitane, Edible Arrangements, Vine Ripe Grill, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, Paris Creperie, Kupel’s, The Regal Beagle, Zaftigs, J.P. Licks, Golden Temple, Newbury College, Friendly’s, Cheryl Ann’s Bakery, KooKoo’s Cafe, Finale and the Meat House.
If you are interested in being a vendor and/or a sponsor, please contact Justin Berke firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE BROOKLINE EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY:
St. Paul’s Church hosts the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry. Food and money are donated by Brookline communities of faith and organizations such as the Rotary Club, the Coolidge Corner Merchants Association, and the letter carriers. Needed items include cereal, pasta sauce, soups, canned meats, tuna fish, canned vegetables and fruit, and toiletries. Funds to purchase these items are always welcome. Volunteers are always needed.
The pantry is open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every week.
The number of visits to the pantry by individuals and families in need of supplementary free food continues to increase—from under 1000 in ‘02 to over 2000 in ‘05 to almost 2700 during this past year. In particular, there has been a marked increase in families with children using the pantry. For more information, please check out the Food Pantry’s website: