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Posted on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 : 5:56 a.m.

Wild Swan Theater to host 6th annual Chocolate Crush fundraiser

By Staff

Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor’s professional theater for families, hosts its 6th Annual Chocolate Crush fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Forest Golf Club, 3110 W. Ellsworth Road.

Ann Arbor’s premiere chocolatiers and chefs, including Schakolad Chocolate Factory, Mindo Chocolate, Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory, the Ravens Club and Babs' Underground will present delectable creations for Wild Swan’s supporters. Savory appetizers from What’s Cooking!, beer from Wolverine Brewing Company and wine from local purveyors will also be offered. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Royal Garden Trio.

Funds raised support Wild Swan’s audience accessibility, scholarship, and outreach programs that ensure that children of all abilities can experience the joy and wonder of Wild Swan Theater. Ann Arbor area businesses supporting Chocolate Crush include Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, Reinhart Realtors, Telemus/Beacon Investment Company, TMC Furniture, Ann Arbor State Bank and

Silent and live auction items feature art, entertainment and romance-inspired treasures offered just in time for Valentine’s Day. Auction items include tickets to sports events, concerts, and theater; a football signed by Big Ten Coach of the Year Brady Hoke; getaway packages including a best of Ann Arbor night on the town, extreme outdoor adventures, and an “Up North” romantic two night bed and breakfast stay; passes to a variety of family-friendly attractions, including one year memberships to the Ann Arbor Art Center, University of Michigan Museum of Art, and The Henry Ford; and a wide assortment of creative themed baskets with a variety of exceptional goods and services.

Ticket prices (per person) are $60 for Chocolate Chip ($35 tax-deductible) and $125 for Chocolate Bar ($100 tax-deductible.) The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is limited. Tickets are available for purchase online at or by calling Wild Swan at 734-995-0530.