Chocolate, chocolate everywhere... and lots of smiling faces eager to consume all that tasty stuff!

The occasion Feb. 9 was the 16th annual Kent Chocolate Festival at Center School.

A fundraiser for the Center School scholarship fund, the Chocolate Fest attracted hundreds of residents of Kent and neighboring towns eager to sample the cookies, brownies and all other manner of tasty chocolate treats.

The event climaxed a community-wide volunteer effort that annually helps raise thousands of dollars for scholarships for Center School graduates.