Calling All Chocolate Lovers!

2008 J. Edwards Fine Chocolates Booth

2008 J. Edwards Fine Chocolates Booth

I look forward to the month of February every year.  Not only because I love Valentine’s Day, but because of Kokomo’s annual Chocolate Celebration.  This event is truly a dream come true for chocolate lovers and one of my personal favorites!  The 7th Annual Chocolate Celebration will be held at the Kokomo Mall on Thursday, Feb. 5.  From 11am-2pm there will be mouth-watering and simply delicious chocolate creations offered by more than 20 local vendors.  Selections will include cakes, brownies, cookies, fudge, chocolate-flavored drinks, and many more.  I have attended the event for several years now and always love the variety and, of course, getting the opportunity to enjoy my fill of chocolate!  

2008 Jefferson Manor Booth

2008 Jefferson Manor Booth

2008 Pastry Diva Booth

2008 Pastry Diva Booth

Not a chocolate lover?  No problem.  Take-out will be available and many of the vendors will be selling specialty gift items that you can purchase and take home to surprise your special Valentine.  Lunch will be available at the Grace United Methodist Church booth.  Plan to join co-workers, friends, or family for a sweet day that supports a great cause.  All proceeds will benefit the local non-profit agency, Samaritan Caregivers.  Celebrate chocolate and have some fun at this great Kokomo event!         

Location: Kokomo Mall on U.S. 31
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tickets: 2 for $5.00 – Each ticket can be redeemed for one chocolate item of your choice.  (Come early for best selection!)
Contact: 765-453-7611 or visit their website

Indiana Tourism Package Now Available

Indiana Tourism Package

The 2009 Indiana Travel Guide, Festival Guide and Travel Map are now available through the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.  These are wonderful resources for anyone traveling through our great state of Indiana this year and are absolutely free!  In them, you can find out more about Kokomo and information on other interesting cities to visit, including attractions, shopping, special events and more.  Click on their website to order today.  

The Kokomo Visitors Center also carries these free travel books, along with over 200 assorted brochures on Indiana.  If you plan to visit Kokomo, be sure to come in our office during your stay to see our selection of Kokomo and Indiana information.   The Visitors Center is located on the north side of Kokomo on Highway U.S. 31. 

Let us assist you with trip ideas, great local cuisine, and information on community events.  To receive travel information on Kokomo, call 1-800-837-0971 or visit our website!

Holiday Inn Express New Year Special

The Holiday Inn Express in Kokomo is currently offering free meeting room space if you reserve 8 guest rooms.   Their meeting room will seat:

50 people theater style
35 people conference style
30 people U-shape
30 people classroom style

All meetings include complimentary audio/visual equipment, coffee, hot tea and water.  If you are looking for space for a meeting or social event, give them a call.  For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 765-453-2222.  Offer expires March 31, 2009.