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Win two tickets to 3 Wishes

3 Wishes

Includes party with celebrity chefs and chocolate for a year

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2013) – While 3 Wishes event organizers recently announced that tickets are sold out for the event of the year, Mary and Norman Love are donating two seats to the Nov. 8 fundraiser that will benefit three local charities.

The $25 chance drawing includes much more than two tickets valued at $1,000 to the event. The prize package also includes a 15-piece box of Norman Love Confections monthly for a year ($725 value), plus an invitation to attend the exclusive (and priceless) VIP day-after reception with the visiting pastry chefs from the Food Network and Bravo at the home of Norman Love. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Only 1,000 tickets are available (need not be present to win; see ticket for rules). Drawing will take place Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Norman Love Confections in Fort Myers. Cash or check only.

The 3 Wishes event will feature a progressive dinner at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center where guests move through the Marketplace, to the Sultan’s Palace and then complete the evening in the Cave of Wonders. While in the Marketplace, guests will enjoy belly dancers, appetizers with a Moroccan flair, a signature drink and fire dancers. For dinner, diners will be lead to the Sultan’s Palace for a three-course meal followed by a live auction. To conclude the evening, guests will gather in the Cave of Wonders for exquisite desserts.

Assisting Love and his pastry chefs from Norman Love Confections with the evening’s desserts are Florian Bellanger, Mad-Mac, New York City, and Food Network Cupcake Wars judge; Keegan Gerhard, D Bar Desserts, Denver, and Food Network Challenge series host; and Johnny Iuzzini, Sugar Fueled Inc., Brooklyn, and Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts head judge.

“Mary and I are fully committed to raising funds for these three children’s charities,” said Love. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend an extravagant evening and spend time with celebrity chefs in our home.”

Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from the Fort Myers corporate headquarters that encompasses both production and retail operations. The Fort Myers and Naples chocolate salons are stylish retail shops with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies.

The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded 12 times by a leading consumer ratings magazine including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates, and most recently as a Best Buy for Special Treats for Valentine’s Day 2013.

The Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Naples Chocolate Salon, which also serves artisan gelato, at 3747 Tamiami Trail North in Parkshore Centre, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, at 11300 Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 112, off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, east of I-75, is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Contact: Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, cell: 239-281-7624, sharon (at)