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There is no telling when the clock is going to strike midnight on Florida Gulf Coast’s season, but it is going to be a fun ride until it does. Unless you are a Gators fan, or have them in your Final Four pool, you are behind the Eagles heading into Friday’s Sweet 16 game. The community of Fort Myers is definitely behind them, as is Norman Love Confections, who has a one of its two store fronts in the same town.

The artisan chocolate company has redesigned its chocoate high heels in FGCU Eagle colors.

Via News-Press.com:

“We just put them out late yesterday afternoon,” said Norman Love, chocolatier and owner. “These chocolate high heels have always been popular. The FGCU pair colored green and blue with a basketball on the toe have been wildly popular.”

Just one of these shoes, at a size five measurement, sells for $15 a pop. But they are selling fast, and more are one their way to being made.

In addtion to the slippers, the local European American Bakery, made 60 FGCU-iced sugar cookies, which sold out near the end of the lunch hour.

It’s not typical to go through that many in a day,” Savich said about the cookies. “Sometimes during Christmas you might go through 40.”

Other eateries have done similar things, like a FGCU themed doughnut, and free coffee to FGCU students.

Pretty cool to see a community come together around a team. Fort Myers definitely isn’t thought as a college town like Gainesville or Talla


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