Members of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside have thousands of reasons to succeed thanks to the generous funds raised during the 23rd annual Chocolate Fantasy fundraiser.
Held Feb. 11 at the Mitten Building in Redlands, highlights from this year’s event included champagne, a live and silent auction, food and dessert tastings to vote for Restaurateur of the Year and Chocolatier of the Year, and $50,000 in sponsorships.
Among the big ticket live auction items — with bid proceeds helping support youth programming at the clubs and scholarship opportunities — were:
A $5,000 bid for a 4-night stay in NYC with two Hamilton orchestra seating; $5,000 bid for Muhammad Ali autographed boxing gloves; and $2,500 bid for a 6-night stay in Victoria, Canada.
The 23rd annual Chocolate Fantasy People’s Choice Awards winners:
Mill Creek – Restaurateur of the Year and Best Decorations
a la Minute – Chocolatier of the Year