765-453-7611 2705 S. Berkley Suite 3C Kokomo, IN 46902 info@samaritancaregivers.org

Chocolate Celebration

DATE: 05/07/2021
TIME: 11 am - 2 pm
LOCATION: Kokomo First Church of the Nazarene


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After careful consideration, Samaritan Caregivers has rescheduled the 19th annual Chocolate Celebration, originally slated for Friday, Feb. 5, for Friday, May 7th. 


Due to COVID-19, this was considered to be the best path to maintain the health of everyone concerned.


It is hoped that by pushing the event out 3 months, Samaritan Caregivers will be able to host a safe, enjoyable and profitable Chocolate Celebration.


An online auction of chocolate and Valentine-themed items is planned for the original February 5 date.  Watch for more information on social media. 


Thank you all for your continued support! 

**If you have not already signed up as a vendor, please register now.  Questions?  Call or email Jamey at 765.453.7611 or info@samaritancaregivers.org.

Business Delivery

It would not have been possible without generous support from corporate sponsor, J. Edwards Gourmet and the additional sponsors listed!  Thank you so much!

Much appreciated community partnerships:  Kokomo’s First Church of the Nazarene, Grace United Methodist Church Women, Horoho Printing, American Tool & Party Rental, Huston Signs, Clifford Signs, Kokomo Men of Note, Kokomo Perspective, Kokomo Tribune, Shine 99, WGNR, WWKI, Z92.5, Kokomo Noon Kiwanis, Kokomo Target & Scared Rabbit Productions.  

The event was a success thanks to more than 50 volunteers, including those who served as judges: Joe Hooper, Community Howard Regional Health; Mayor Tyler Moore, City of Kokomo; Paul Wyman, The Wyman Group; Dean McCurdy, Ivy Tech Community College; Kevin Soderman, Indiana University Kokomo; & Angela Collins, volunteer (filling in for Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo).  

This was the first year we promoted “business delivery” and nine businesses participated.  Look for more promotion of “business delivery” in 2021 so that even more chocolate can be delivered to local offices, schools, and those unable to leave work to attend Chocolate Celebration.  

This year’s very popular t-shirt “Chocolate Gives Us 20/20 Vision” is still available, for $10.   Sizes and quantities are limited, in grey and lavender only.   Do you have suggestions for next year’s event?  Email info@samaritancaregivers.org, call 765.453.7611 or use our FB page to make sure we have your input asap!   

On behalf of hundreds of seniors living at home helped by Samaritan Caregivers, thanks so much for joining us for chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!  Mark your calendar for Friday, Feb. 5, 2021!   Courtney Cain, Chocolate Celebration Committee Chair Jamey Henderson, Executive Director, Samaritan Caregivers, United Way of Howard & Tipton County Funded Program & Center Township of Howard County Community Service Provider


J. Edwards Fine Chocolate
First Farmer's Bank & Trust
Haynes International
Beckley Office Equipment
Indiana American Water
GM Components Holdings
Kokomo Grain
Bucheri, McCarty & Metz
Simpson Honey Bee Farm
Business Systems Soluntions
Erik's Chevrolet
The Wyman Group

2020 Chocolate Celebration Vendors

Ascension at Home - Big Ben Coffee & Chocolate Muffin/Cupcake
Aperion Care - Salted Caramel Pecan Brownies, Chocolate Puppy Chow
Bona Vista Programs (BV Bistro) -  Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
Carlson Confections - Chocolate Ganache Brownies
Cat Named Frog/Love on Leash - Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie; Frog Oreo/Frog Card
Community Howard Regional Health - Red Velvet Ooey-Gooey Bars
Cook McDoogal's Irish Pub - Guinness Double Chocolate Brownie
Create-A-Cake - Turtle Cake, Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treat, Chocolate Covered Cherry Roll, Carmeletta Squares
Dreams to Reality Cakes
-  Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Rice Krispie Pops, Brownie Sandwiches, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Edible Cookie Dough
Epicure - Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies with Icing or Chocolate Syrup
Generations Across - Dove Chocolate Goodie Bag
Glover's Ice Cream - Glover's Ice Cream
Gordon Food Service - Oreo Cookie Cheesecake Parfait
Healing Hands Natural Therapy Spa -  Hand Massage with Chocolate Scented Hand Lotion
Indulgence Bakery -  Chocolate Chip Cookies
J. Edwards Gourmet Fine Chocolates & Gourmet Cakes - Jumbo Choco-Loco Cupcake
Jack's Donuts Kokomo - Chocolate Yeast Donuts or Regular Yeast Donuts with Chocolate Icing
Joyful Creations/Becoming Your Best
 - Gourmet Hot Chocolate Bar
Kirby Insurance Services - 2 Chocolate Cake Donuts from Jack's Donuts 
Kokomo Area Career Center - Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse in a Chocolate Bowl Topped with Whipped Cream & Raspberries
Kokomo's Z92.5 - One Box Thin Mint Girl Scouts Cookies & a Coca-Cola Energy Drink
Kroger - Chocolate Cheesecake Assortment
Life VantageChocolate Popcorn with Red Hots
Miller's Merry Manor - Chocolate Fountain with Strawberries, Pretzels and Marshmallows
North Woods Village - Triple Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting & Ganache Drizzle
The Pampered Chef  - White Chocolate Mousse & Dark Chocolate Mousse
Popcorn Cafe - Chocolate Caramel Fudge Topped with Caramel Corn
Primrose Retirement -  Chocolate Bread Pudding
Redmon Chocolate Company - TBD
Renewal By Andersen - Goodie Bag: Chocolate Lip-Shaped Lollipop, Hershey's Kisses & Other Chocolate Items
Ross Medical Education Center - Bob Evans' Chocolate Chunk Cookies
St Patrick Catholic Church - Texas Sheet Cake
Sam's Club - Candy Baggie & Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Sandwich
SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Programs)/Samaritan Caregivers - Hot Beverage & Gift Baggie (1st 200 customers)
Snap-N-Bling - Chocolate Covered Popcorn
So Good Candies -  Ruby Chocolate Covered Fudge
Star Financial Bank - Harvey Hinklemeyer's Heavenly Brownies, Chocolate Sugar Cream Pie
The Sunspot Natural Market
-  Vegan Fudge
Trilogy Health Services (Waterford & Wellbrooke) - Triple Chocolate Lollipop
Unique Home Solutions -  Prepackaged Chocolate Candy

2020 Chocolate Celebration Winners

Table Display
1st. Trilogy Health Services "Be Our Guest" - Beauty & the Beast
2nd Dreams to Reality "Roaring 20's"

Critic's Choice Baked
1st J. Edwards Fine Chocolates & Gourmet Cakes with Jumbo Chocolate Cupcake
2nd Cook McDoogal's Irish Pub with Guinness Double Chocolate Brownie

Critic's Choice Candy
1st Trilogy Health Services with Orange Chocolate & Almond Brownie
2nd So Good Candies with Ruby Chocolate Covered Fudge

Critic's Choice Misc
1st Kokomo Area Career Center with Chocolate Cheesecake
2nd Glover's Ice Cream with Death by Chocolate Ice Cream

Newcomer Award (Most tickets redeemed)
St. Patrick Catholic Church wit Texas Sheet Cake

KACC Student Creations
1st Paris Summitt & Macie Landseadel
2nd Dejah Stafford & Zoe Greenwald

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