Tartu Song Festival's sponsorship agreement with Kalev to be signed at a new candy shop

Press statement 8.06.2009

On Tuesday, 9 June, Mayor of Tartu Urmas Kruuse and Chairman of Board of AS Kalev Chocolate Factory Kati Kusmin will sign the cooperation agreement on supporting the Tartu Song festival. The event also opens Kalev’s new candy shop in Tartu at Poe 1/Küüni 4.

Chairman of board of Kalev Chocolate Factory Kati Kusmin said that Kalev is honoured to be a sponsor of this year’s song festival in Tartu. “A part of the mission of Kalev as the best known company among Estonians is to support undertakings which perform an important role in preserving our national identity and culture. Tartu, the city of birth of our song festivals holds an important place in the history of development of Estonia,” said Kusmin.

The mayor of Tartu Urmas Kruuse said that Tartu Song Festival has found a valuable partner in Kalev Chocolate Factory. “If you put together 140 years of tradition of song festivals and 203 years of experience in manufacturing chocolate, it can only lead to a very sweet and nice-sounding cooperation,” said Kruuse. According to his words the joint undertaking is also celebrated by the “Candy Song” to be performed at the song festival by the toddlers' choirs.

The agreement between Kalev Chocolate Factory and Tartu city will be signed on 9 June in the new candy shop in Tartu. On the same day at 12:00 the shop will be opened for customers for the first time. For the event a children’s tent will be open at the candy store where children together with different mascots can paint marzipan, play board games and do other exciting activities.

The main activity of AS Kalev Chocolate Factory is production of chocolate and sugar confectionery products and sale of chocolate, sugar and flour confectionery products. The main foreign markets of the company are the Baltic States, Scandinavian countries and Russia.