Norman Love Confections, creators and distributors of award-winning, handcrafted artisan chocolates, is holding a garage and bake sale – featuring a wide variety of home goods, furnishings, clothing and more as well as delectable baked goods from Norman Love Confections. The sale will benefit 7-year-old Cole Williams, the young son of Gary Williams, a chef at Artisan Gelato by Norman Love Confections. The garage and bake sale will take place at 802 Cal Cove Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33919 (in Town and River) on Saturday, July 22 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. All are welcome and all proceeds will directly support Cole and his family by helping with medical expenses.
“Cole is a beloved member of the Norman Love Confections family and has been battling a life-threatening infection since early June,” said Norman Love, president and founder, Norman Love Confections. “My wife, Mary, and our entire Norman Love Confections family are pulling together to help the Williams family during this difficult time and we appreciate the outpouring of support from our customers and the community.”
Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by calling Mary Love at 239-561-7215, and an account has been established at FineMark National Bank in Cole Williams’ name. All donations and contributions will be greatly appreciated.
About Norman Love Confections
Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers. The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love has recently been named as the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.
Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples, and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love is next door to the Fort Myers salon, off Daniels Parkway east of I-75. Chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and Love’s book, “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love,” also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, Norman Love Confections chocolates and desserts are offered on 18 Princess Cruises’ ships through the “Chocolate Journeys” partnership and at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.