Don your finest dress or your sharpest suit and prepare to get swept up in the fantasy.
Around Valentine’s Day, there is always one constant in Little Rock. It’s not the flowers and candy, although those play a part. It’s something else, and it’s just as sweet.
Every year, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (RMHCA) conjures an event that is both lively and incredibly beneficial to the local community. This year marks the 17thannual Chocolate Fantasy Ball, which is shaping up to be the best yet.
On Saturday, Feb. 8, the 2020 Chocolate Fantasy Ball will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.
With a name like the Chocolate Fantasy Ball, it stands to reason that there would be chocolate. But just how much chocolate will there be? The reception for the gala will be chocolate-themed, with thousands of pieces of chocolate prepared by more than 40 chocolate makers available. In case you weren’t feeling decadent enough, there will also be a champagne wall!
Afterwards, guests will enjoy a lavish gourmet dinner featuring filet mignon. Burn off your dinner with a vigorous round of dancing and then the real fun starts – the auctions.
During the auctions, guests will have the chance to win a bevy of fantastic prizes. These include an experience in Fiji worth more than $19,000; a VIP trip to Super Bowl LV worth $15,000; a week-long stay at a private villa on St. John Island worth $7,900; a Riviera diamond necklace and tennis bracelet from Sissy’s Log Cabin worth $15,000 and more.
Outside of the auctions, there will be “The Door” raffle, which will feature a 1.1 carat Fire Polish solitaire diamond necklace from Sissy’s Log Cabin.
Most importantly, though, the Chocolate Fantasy Ball will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas. The gala supports the charity’s three core programs, which include the Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room at UAMS.
The Chocolate Fantasy Ball is RMHCA’s largest fundraiser for the year. Last year’s gala brought in $587,590. Help this worthy cause exceed their goals for this year.
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