Approximately 650 guests sampled sweet indulgences at the eighth annual Chocolate Affair at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. But no one worried about calories while savoring the irresistible treats created by 39 area restaurants, caterers and chocolatiers -- it was all for a good cause.
The evening of decadent delights, which also included a silent auction, raised a record $60,000 for the Center for Poverty Solutions, a charitable organization dedicated to eliminating the root causes of poverty.
Spotted among the chocolate kisses and fudge swirls were the event's chairman, Jack Elsby, co-owner of the Brass Elephant; Rob Hess, president and CEO of the Center for Poverty Solutions; and long-time Chocolate Affair supporters Dr. Marc Attman, his wife, Debbie, and their daughter Alison (silent-auction chair). Also part of the sellout crowd were Helene Hahn Waranch, executive director of Literacy Works; Dina Klicos of the GBMC Foundation; Baltimore developer Patrick Turner; and City Real Estate Officer Tony Ambridge.
Pub Date: 02/07/99