200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Commemorate World AIDS Day with chocolate enthusiasts of all ages at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago?s (AFC) holiday extravaganza World of Chocolate to be held on Dec. 2. This unique event allows guests the opportunity to dine on delectable and imaginative chocolate creations from many of Chicago?s best chocolatiers, restaurants, caterers and hotels while raising much needed funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS. Guests will be entertained by the melodic sounds of the brass ensemble of the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band among other notable bands.

A Holiday Bazaar featuring ornaments and holiday gifts, as well as a light buffet and open bar, will add to this unique chocolate experience.

Of special note, guests can purchase the 2004 AIDS Ornament ?Ginger Hugs? by world-renowned ornament designer Christopher Radko.

Local Chicago celebrities will also be on hand to judge the best chocolate delicacies from various categories. Celebrity judges include:

Kathy Brock, WLS-TV News at 6 and 10 p.m. Anchor
Wayne Johnson, WMAQ-TV "Domestic Diva" Reporter
Ina Pinkney, Ina's on Randolph Owner and Chef
Dean Richards, WGN-TV and Radio Entertainment Critic and Reporter
LeeAnn Trotter, CLTV Metromix Host
Mary Ellen Diaz, First Slice Founder and Executive Director

WHEN: 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004

WHERE: The Fairmont Chicago ? The Imperial Ballroom, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago

For more information and to purchase tickets, call (312) 922-2322 or visit www.aidschicago.org.

General Admission: $60 in advance ($75 at the door)

Added by pcimedia on November 12, 2004

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