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23rd Annual Chocolate Ball

March 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

The image shows the cover of the 2020 Chocolate Ball invitation.

The 23rd Annual Chocolate Ball is The Arc of Howard County‘s Signature Event! This black tie preferred gala, a magical evening of fine food, live music, dancing, signature beverages, silent auction, raffles, and of course, delicious chocolate, was held at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City on Saturday, March 7th, 2020!

This year we were thrilled that Sherri Collins-Witzke, President of the Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, was the 2020 Chocolate Ball Honorary Chair! We were joined by a fabulous panel of Chocolate Ball Judges who judged the delicious confections from the Chocolate Ball Bakers! The Chocolate Ball Judges were:

The image shows the logos of the 2020 Chocolate Ball Bakers. The Bakers are Lincoln Tech, Starry Night Bakery, Tous les Jours, Putting on the Ritz, Baldwin's Station, The Elkridge Furnace Inn, Debi's Cake Studio, Fiona's by The Cake Faerie, Giant, and Wilma Bakes Cakes.We were thrilled to have the Chocolate Ball Bakers serve delectable creations. The Bakers included: Elkridge Furnace Inn, Lincoln Culinary Institute, Baldwin’s Station, Tous les Jours, The Cake Faerie, Debi’s Cake Studio, Putting on the Ritz, and Starry Night Bakery. Special thanks to Wilma Bakes Cakes and Giant Food for donating desserts. Guests danced to the fabulous sounds of the band, Oracle, while raising money for a great cause! All net funds raised from the 23rd Annual Chocolate Ball go towards supporting the programmatic efforts of The Arc of Howard County in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Howard County, Maryland.

The photo shows the Oracle Band.

Thank you to all of our fabulous and generous sponsors! We realize how fortunate we were to have held our event, when so many of our friends and colleagues’ foundations, and non-profits were unable to due to COVID-19. We look forward to when we can support our friends and colleagues’ events in the near future. Stay Safe Everyone!

The image shows logos of the 2020 Chocolate Ball sponsors. Chocolate Indulgence Sponsors are Commercial Insurance Managers and BB&T, now Truist. The Chocolatier Sponsor is the Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus.














Thank to all the businesses — local and national, the community members, the Arc of Howard County Board, The Arc of Howard County staff, and others who donated Raffle Prizes and to the Silent Auction. We are grateful for your support!

We hope to see you next year at the 24th Annual Chocolate Ball…Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. If you or your company would like to become a sponsor the Chocolate Ball or for more information on ways you can partner with The Arc of Howard County, please contact Barbara Moyer, Director of Marketing, Communications and Events, at bmoyer@archoward.org

Thank you for supporting The Arc of Howard County!

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March 7, 2020
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Turf Valley Resort
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042 United States