Chocolate Affair gala raises awareness for dropout prevention

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Celebrating 20 outstanding years, The 20th Annual Chocolate Affair will dazzle and delight its guests on Saturday, February 5th, in the Charleston Marriott Crystal Ballroom.

The Chocolate Affair gala and auction benefits Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area, Inc., a nonprofit organization that surrounds nearly 6,000 at-risk students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS is currently in 16 Title One schools in Charleston and Berkeley Counties.

Gourmet catering and a full collection of fine spirits, including signature chocolate martinis, tantalize even the most discriminating palate. Afterwards, guests enjoy a banquet full of the finest chocolate desserts from some of Charleston’s top chefs. A great dance band and nearly 200 auction items are also a featured. This year’s auction highlights include a Dove Hunting Excursion for four in Argentina, an original metal art piece designed by John Donahue, and a pair of Wannamaker Tickets to the PGA 2012 Tournament at Kiawah Island. Also available are Tickets to the Tony Awards in New York City, jewelry, vacation packages, restaurant and ticket packages, and original art from talented Charleston artists. Guests are sure to find auction packages for every budget and style.

Tickets are $100 per person or $185 per couple; and the evening starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (843) 740-6793.

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