Chocolate and Beyond event coming to St. Augustine Feb. 24


Chocolate and Beyond, a celebration of chocolate, desserts and other culinary sensations, will take place Feb. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Coast Technical College.

Guests can sample chocolate and other creations from local restaurants and specialty shops at the event while enjoying contests and a silent auction. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Chocolate and Beyond.

Samples of chocolates, desserts and savory fare will be available from area artisans. Additionally, guests will get to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award winner. Gift certificates and tickets to fun attractions will be available for bid at the silent auction.

This event is hosted by RSVP of St. Johns County. Proceeds will assist the program in recruiting, placing and recognizing volunteers 55 years and older as they mentor and tutor students in the St. Johns County School District, and assist in preschool reading in the Head Start program and local child care centers. Last year, over 600 students received assistance from volunteers.

Tickets for Chocolate and Beyond cost $20 per person and can be obtained online at or at Whetstone Chocolates, located at 139 King St. in St. Augustine and 13 Anastasia Blvd. First Coast Technical College is located at 2980 Collins Ave. in St. Augustine.