Kids, families invited to USF’s “Wonka Tour” at DeBrand

Feb. 19, 2014 FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of Saint Francis intends to sweeten the deal for families and friends looking ahead to its productions of “Willy Wonka” at the USF Performing Arts Center in March.

A meet-and-greet and “Wonka Tour” at DeBrand Fine Chocolates at 10105 Auburn Park Drive on March 16 from 1-4 p.m. will give visitors a chance to tour the famous chocolatier’s facility and meet Willy Wonka and other play characters.

DeBrand staff members will lead tours as Oompa Loompas, and DeBrand cooks in each kitchen will make something different to taste, including chocolate centers, ice cream and melted chocolate, and offer whole chocolate samples. Guests can take photos and get autographs from “Willy Wonka” characters, and purchase tickets for the USF play March 21-23 and 28-30. More information on the show is available at

Tickets for the meet-and-greet and “Wonka Tour” are $10 and can be purchased at or at the door that day. Each guest will receive a voucher to redeem that day for $10 off a DeBrand purchase of $25 or more.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

Media Contacts

For all University-related matters, please contact:

Trois Hart
Associate Vice President of Marketing
T: 260.399.8050
C: 260.415.2401

Yvonne Schroeder
Director of Communication
T: 260.399.7700 ext. 6413

Sandie Phalen
Director of Marketing and Development
Crown Point
T: 219.488.8888 ext. 5421


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