Monday, May 11, 2009 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cooking or Gourmet
Gala or Ball
MONDAY, May 11 Heart of America "Sweet Charity" Chocolate Fashion Show Mandarin Oriental 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW 6pm-9pm Tickets: $95-$115 http://www.heartofamerica.org/special_events.htm Silent and Live Auction: 6pm-8pm Dress: Business At the event: Emcees: Leon Harris, ABC7/WJLA-TV News & WTOP’s “Man About Town” Bob Madigan Ken Harvey, selected recipient of the 2009 Hero of the Heart Award Chocolate Fashion Show with celebrity models More than forty award-winning chefs Sweet & savory tasting stations Mind-bending chocolate sculptures Silent auction (including sports memorabilia, wine, food, theater tickets, etc.) Sweet Charity is a benefit organized to help The Heart of America Foundation’s® Books from the HeartSM program. The program provides books for disadvantaged children with little or nothing to read. Sweet Charity was created and is co-hosted by Albert Uster Imports, an importer and distributor of fine gourmet foods. The proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction will help replenish under-resourced libraries and classrooms in the greater Washington region. In 2008 more than 60 participating chefs actively applied Albert Uster Imports chocolate to design fanciful chocolate fashions. Models and their clothing were decorated predominantly with chocolate, a metaphor for every child’s sweetness and innate potential.