The Kent Center School Scholarship Fund will host the 17th annual Chocolate Fest Feb. 8.

The annual fundraiser will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Kent Center School on Judd Avenue.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held Feb. 9.

Patrons will be invited to pay $5 at the door or present a pre-purchased ticket to receive a plate of homemade chocolate goodies made by local bakers.

Advance tickets will be sold at Davis IGA on Kent Green Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 4-5 from 10 a.m. to noon each day, and at Patco gas station on Route 7 and J.P. Gifford at 12 North Main St. Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 4-5 from 9 to 11 a.m. each day.

Bakers interested in making chocolate treats are reminded there is a no-nut policy -- not just peanuts -- due to student allergies.

Baked goods should be delivered to the school Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund, which awards scholarships for the post-secondary education of Kent Center School graduates.

For more information, call Carol Spelbos at 860-927-3497 or email Lee Sohl at kcssfund@yahoo.com.