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Tickets available for ‘Chocoholic Frolic’

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – Although VIP tickets are sold out, chocoholics will still be able to purchase Chocolate Extravaganza tickets for Rockford’s “Sweetest Night of the Year,” the 13th Annual Chocoholic Frolic. 

The event is Feb. 27, at Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford. 

The Chocoholic Frolic, benefits The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties.  This event boasts an expansive room, in Giovanni’s grand ballroom, filled with chocolate providers.

Extravaganza and VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to sample bite-sized servings of amazing chocolate inspired creations. Chocoholics are still encouraged to purchase early, as the number of tickets available is greatly reduced.

Back by popular demand… The Craft Beer and Wine Pull and Art Auction. The Art Auction offers a diverse selection to tempt your wallet. Also, the People’s Choice Awards and a 50/50 drawing are available.  Last year’s 50/50 winner walked away with roughly $1,500.  Winner need not be present to win, so purchase early and often. 

Chocolate Extravaganza tickets are $50 and can be purchased at, by calling 815-965-3455 or at The Arc office, 2820 McFarland Road, Rockford.

As in year’s past, tickets must be purchased prior to the day of the event.

Proceeds from the Chocoholic Frolic help families raise children diagnosed with an intellectual and developmental disability at home and support adults to live in their communities, participating with work, worship, family and friends. 

Listen to B103 and WTVO for updates.  Check out the Chocoholic Frolic website,, and follow The Arc on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

About The Arc
In 1966, a group of parents of children with disabilities such as mental retardation, Down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy decided to start a local chapter of the national advocacy organization, The Arc. Parents initially met in each other’s homes in Belvidere for mutual support, to promote the welfare of people with developmental disabilities and to cooperate with public and private agencies with similar purposes. Synagogues, churches, and social workers in the area soon joined the local grassroots movement to advocate for people with developmental disabilities. These gatherings evolved into a monthly meeting at the Centennial Methodist Church in Rockford. In 1972, The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties was incorporated.

Today, The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties serves over 200 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families each month through a wide variety of programs, services and activities including guardianship assistance; e-source and referral, home-based support service facilitation, money management, counseling, skills training, social activities, outreach, education and advocacy. The organization is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and donations.



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