Published: Nov 18, 2010 9:01 PM EST
Updated: Nov 18, 2010 5:58 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The annual Chocolate & Spirits Festival, one of the area’s favorite sampling events, will be held Friday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bell Tower Shops. 

Presented by the Lee County Library System, the evening will feature sinfully delicious chocolate creations from area restaurants and businesses, festive holiday spirits, live entertainment by Bob Inkenbrandt and a silent auction.

Sponsored by Bell Tower Shops, Bistro 41 and Crü, admission is free. Chocolate samples, beverages and silent auction tickets may be purchased at the event for $1 each.

Proceeds from the Chocolate & Spirits Festival will benefit the library system’s 12th annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Scheduled for March 19, 2011, the festival is a free community event to showcase the library’s programs and resources and promote reading and literacy.

For more information, call 239-479-4636 or visit http://readfest.org.