60th Year Celebration & 24th Annual Chocolate Ball: Hocus Pocus Masquerade Ball

Save the Date for the 60th Year Celebration and 24th Annual Chocolate BallHOCUS POCUS!

And Just like Magic…we made our old date disappear!

SAVE THE DATE for Chocolate Ball 2021!

Mark your calendars and join us as we

Celebrate The Arc of Howard County’s

60th Year and Chocolate Ball 2021!

It’s going to be a Blast!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there so we can

Dance the Night Away…In our costumes of course!!

DATE: Saturday, October 23, 2021

VENUE: Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

“Imagine” Living Life to the Fullest

Imagine” living life…to the fullest. “Imagine,” a new video from The Arc of Howard County, features people with intellectual and developmental disabilities doing just that…living their best lives. The “Imagine” video was produced by Pam Long Photography featuring the vocal talents of Bach to Rock Fulton, MD‘s Carl Pfanstiehl. Thank you, Pam, Carl, and Bach to Rock! Let’s imagine the day when we can all be together again!

To learn more about The Arc of Howard County, click here. To donate to The Arc of Howard County’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for the purchase of masks, face shields, PPE, gowns, hand sanitizer, cleaning and disinfecting supplies, and more, click here.

Sherri Collins-Witzke Named Honorary Chair for 2020 Chocolate Ball

Sherri Collins-Witzke, Honorary Chair for Chocolate Ball 2020

The Arc of Howard County is pleased to announce that Sherri Collins-Witzke will be this year’s Honorary Chair for the 23rd Annual Chocolate Ball benefiting The Arc of Howard County. The 23rd Annual Chocolate Ball – A Benefit for The Arc of Howard County will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Turf Valley Resort, from 7 p.m. – Midnight.

Sherri has a long history of supporting The Arc of Howard County, through her generous sponsorships, as well as serving on The Arc’s Leadership Development Committee. Sherri also received the Excellence in Professional Services Award for providing outstanding professional services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Howard County. Sherri is active in the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association (MSFDA), serving four terms on their Board of Directors, currently serving as President, and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and the MSFDA Disaster Response Team.

Sherri Collins-Witzke resides in Howard County with her husband, Gus. Sherri moved to the area in 1969. After graduating from Catonsville Community College, Cum Laude, in 1995, she has been managing the Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home as a third generation licensed mortician. She is a licensed Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, Certified Cremation Services Provider, and a Certified Preplanning Consultant, completing extensive training in the funeral industry. Sherri has served on the steering committee for Gilchrist Cares Taste of Howard County to benefit the Gilchrist Center Howard County for hospice care for over 15 years. As a volunteer Sherri not only supports The Arc of Howard County but is also a board member for Blossoms of Hope… the Howard County Cherry Tree Project and serves on committees for the Business Women’s Network of Howard County, Leadership Howard County, The Howard County, Heart Ball and The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT. She is a graduate of Leadership Howard County class of 2007.

The 22nd Annual Chocolate Ball

Three woman wearing formal evening gowns are seated at a banquet table.The Arc of Howard County’s 22nd Annual Chocolate Ball was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Turf Valley Resort. The Chocolate Ball is our signature event and our biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds support our mission of achieving full community life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Howard County, Maryland.

This black tie preferred gala featured flowing champagne, chocolate from the area’s best bakers, an elegant menu, entertainment, unique Silent Auction packages, and dancing throughout the night with music from Oracle Band.

The image shows a list of Sponsors of the 2019 Chocolate Ball. Thank you to everyone who came out in a big way to support The Arc of Howard County. We appreciate all of our Sponsors, Celebrity Judges, Bakers, Entertainers, Donors, and guests! We had a wonderful time and raised a lot of money for the people we support and serve!