Time: March 28, 2009 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Washington Avenue Armory & Sports Arena in Albany, NY.
Website or Map: http://www.theacca.net/events.
Event Type: chocolate, festival
Created By: David Pearce
Latest Activity: Mar 26, 2009
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – More than 3,500 Capital Region residents are expected to attend the 5th Annual Northeast Family Chocolate Festival from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Washington Avenue Armory & Sports Arena. Proceeds from the festival will benefit The Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc. (ACCA), a community-based nonprofit substance abuse treatment and prevention education provider.
Festivities will kick-off at 10 am with a unique performance by ventriloquist Sylvia Markson, immediately followed by music from the ever-popular Zucchini Brothers. Entertainment on the main stage will continue throughout the day highlighted by the first-ever Kids-Only Guitar Hero ® Competition at 2pm. For specific details, visit www.theacca.net/events.
A number of face painters and balloon artists will be available throughout the entire day. At the ACCA booth, children will have the opportunity to take part in marshmallow tossing and oreo stacking activities with free t-shirts and book giveaways. The Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium will have interactive games for children of all ages. All of this is included in the price of admission!
With Easter only two weeks away, it’s a perfect opportunity to stock up on all of your chocolate and candy needs in one convenient location! Chocolate vendors will offer candy and chocolate bunnies, gourmet chocolate and nuts, fudge and confections, nut-free and sugar-free chocolate, and much, much more.
Tickets are available for purchase at any Price Chopper 24/7. This year, a NEW Value 4-Pak is available for $20 and includes admission for any four people! General admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 2-12. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The Northeast Family Chocolate Festival is the primary fundraiser for The Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc (ACCA). For over 40 years, ACCA has improved the lives of men, women, families and children healing from the effects of alcoholism and substance abuse. Through intensive, proactive educational programs aimed at preventing substance abuse and through state-of-the-art treatment services customized to individual needs, ACCA helps thousands of people overcome addictions and touches the lives of more than 6,000 Capital Region residents every year.
The Northeast Family Chocolate Festival is sponsored by Energy Insurance Brokers, Meridian Capital Partners, Inc., The Times Union, Capital News 9, BUZZ 105.7, AmWINS, Sandri Companies, Anchor Tank Lines, Corp., CDPHP, ChemRX, Cool Insuring Agency, Inc., Dreyer Boyajian, LLP, Lockton Companies, NE Package One, Inc., PRM, Star Roofing and Restoration. Additional support provided by R.D. Muncil, LoVullo Associates, Colemont Insurance, SRI Fire Sprinkler, Stewarts Shops, TD Banknorth., Verizon, Stulmaker, Kohn & Richardson, LLP, Bennett Contracting, and DeCrescente Distributing.
More information on the Northeast Family Chocolate Festival and the Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc. can be obtained by visiting www.theacca.net or by calling ACCA at (518)465-5470.