Feb. 18 Chocoholic Frolic to benefit The Arc
From press release
Want to be part of “Rockford’s Sweetest Night of the Year” and support a local nonprofit agency for people with developmental disabilities? You can do both—chocolate and charity—by attending the third annual Chocoholic Frolic benefiting The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties.
The event will be at the Clock Tower Resort Thursday, Feb. 18, and will feature an all-you-can-eat chocolate extravaganza from 32 dessert providers, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, People’s Choice Awards and much more.
The evening begins with a wine-and-cheese social hour at 5:30 p.m. with doors to the chocolate festivities opening at 6:30 p.m. A silent auction will have dozens of items, including beautiful custom jewelry, a Spa Day, Dooney & Bourke Purse, one-of-a-kind art items, Emily Bear autographed CD, Wine Tasting party for you and friends, chocolate-themed gift baskets, Lottery Ticket Tree, and MUCH more.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Discounts for multiple tickets include the “Sweet Deal”—buy five, get one free for $125; and “Baker’s Dozen”—buy 10, get three free for $250.
Purchase tickets by calling (815) 965-3455, by visiting The Arc’s office at 1222 E. State St., or The Arc’s Web site at arcwbo.org, or at any Logli location (discounted tickets not available at Logli).
The evening will satisfy any sweet tooth with unique chocolate creations like Chocolate-Dipped Double Dutch Cocoa Cheesecake, Chocolate Chile, Fondue, Seven-Layer Chocolate Cake, Chocolate-Covered Bugs, Chocolate High Balls, Mini Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Chocolate Caramel Nut Crunch, Chocolate Strawberry Parfait, Ruby Red Cake and dozens more.
New for this year’s event, “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” People’s Choice Awards. The top three stations that get the most votes in dollars will be awarded plaques. Be sure to let your favorites know how you feel.
Since 1966, The Arc has served this community, providing support and advocacy to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Whether it’s helping parents to raise their child with autism or cerebral palsy at home, or helping an adult with mental retardation live safely, close to family, friends and work; the Arc staff is there.
From the Feb. 17-23, 2010 issue
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