19th Annual Chocolate and Beyond Gala

The 19th Annual RSVP Chocolate and Beyond Gala will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 at First Coast Technical College located at 2980 Collins Ave. in St. Augustine. The theme for this year’s event is “The History of Chocolate.”

A sampling of savory delicacies including chocolate, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts will be available from many of the area’s finest restaurants and specialty shops. A live and silent auction, raffle and door prizes will also be featured.

The Chocolate and Beyond Gala is hosted by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County, and all proceeds will benefit the program. Proceeds from the gala will be used for volunteer recognition and recruitment, as well as the purchase of book bags for students through the Early Learning Coalition of Putnam and St. Johns counties.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the following St. Augustine locations: Cold Cow Ice Cream (U.S. 1 South), Whetstone Chocolates (Anastasia Island and King Street locations), and Community First Credit Union (north Ponce de Leon Boulevard). Tickets are also available at select Community First Credit Union branches in the greater Jacksonville area. For payment by credit card, questions or more information please call 904-547-3945.

Sponsors for the gala include FPL, Signs Now, “The St. Augustine Record,” and the St. Johns County School District.