14th annual Mustang Chocolate Festival
Exotic flavors including chocolate brownies spiked with jalapenos and chocolate dipped bacon will be among the myriad of treats offered Friday at the 14th annual Friends of the Mustang Public Library Chocolate Festival.
The event is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, at the Mustang’s Town Center, 1201 N. Mustang Rd. Tickets are $10 for 10 servings and are available at the Mustang Public Library. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the library or at the door on the night of the event. Cash, check, debit and credit cards are accepted.
More than 20 vendors including community supporters both commercial and private take part in the event, offering a variety of homemade chocolate treats from chocolate torts to cupcakes. Gluten-free and sugar-free options are available.
“We have been so fortunate that our community really comes together to not only support the library and the Chocolate Festival, but also by becoming vendors and through their generous monetary and gift basket donations for our silent auction,” Nancy Keiser, chairwoman of the event, said. “Over the years, the event has netted more than $63,000 for our group.”
The friends are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all money raised goes to grow the library group’s endowment fund and provide funding for services to library customers and their families.
“We do not require a ticket to get in to the festival — just for the treats,” Keiser said. “So families come with say three children and buy one or two tickets and share. We have boxes for sale for $1 to fill up, or they can bring their own containers to fill with all the chocolate goodies.”
For more information, or to be a vendor or donor to the event, contact Festival Chair Nancy Keiser at 405-850-8671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.