Broward Meals On Wheels hosts ‘Choco­late Ex­trav­a­ganza’

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Broward Meals On Wheels’ (BMOW) sixth an­nual “Choco­late Ex­trav­a­ganza” will take place on Oct. 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the In­ter­na­tional Game Fish As­so­ci­a­tion (IGFA) lo­cated in Da­nia Beach.

The event be­gins with a VIP wel­come re­cep­tion at 6 p.m.; gen­eral ad­mis­sion be­gins at 7 p.m. with live mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment, food sta­tions, dec­o­rat­ing com­pe­ti­tions and a silent auc­tion.

Cost is $75 for gen­eral ad­mis­sion and $125 for VIP.

Tick­ets are avail­able at choco­late-ex­trav­a­ganza.

“In any given week, we have se­niors go­ing with­out food two days out of the week. So the need is very real and very ur­gent,” said BMOWEx­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor and Chair of Meals On Wheels As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica, Peggy Miller.

“This year’s goal is to raise $50,000 to help pro­vide these meals for thou­sands of se­niors in need throughout the county.”

Event spon­sors in­clude: Pa­tri­otNa­tional In­sur­ance; Con­tin­u­care Med­i­cal Man­age­ment; Blue Gallery; Florida Power & Light Co.; Crowne Plaza Hol­ly­wood Beach; US Air­ways; Bistro Mez­za­luna; Casa D’An­gelo; Chi Spa; Grille 66; Sea­sons 52; Har­bor Beach Mar­riott Re­sort & Spa; Jun­gle Queen; The Naked Grape; Bone­fish Grill; Whole Foods Mar­ket; Wines for Hu­man­ity; Quar­ter­deck; Out­back Steak­house; An­thony’s Coal Fired Pizza; Vinge­tos; Pei Wei; PF Chang’s China Bistro; Cap­i­tal Grille; Chima Brazil­ian Steak­house; Hil­ton Key Largo Re­sort; Vi­enna Café and­Wine Bar; Jim­mies Choco­lates; Trop­i­cal Smoothie Café; The Melt­ing Pot; Al­ibi Cater­ing; Ger­man Bread­haus; China Grill; Cup­cakes by Erica; Mar­ket 17; Greek Is­lands Tav­erna; Randy Corinthian; Walt Dis­neyWorld Re­sort; and Tundra Las Olas.

Since 1985 BMOWhas been work­ing to pro­vide ser­vices that im­prove health, re­duce iso­la­tion and pro­mote in­de­pen­dent liv­ing for se­niors in the community.

It serves more than 10,000 clients and pro­vides more than 1.5 mil­lion meals, thou­sands of hours of nu­tri­tion ed­u­ca­tion and in-home as­sess­ments an­nu­ally in Broward County.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit

Mark Adler, left, and Rob Granado

Shelly Norene, left, and Ali­cia Han­son

David Car­rasco, left, Peggy Miller and John Brant

Kim Behn, left, and Am­ber Van­Bu­ren

At left: Colleen Brown, left, and Joan Lasharr

The an­nual "Choco­late Ex­trav­a­ganza" will take place on Oct. 20.

The event will take place at the In­ter­na­tional Game Fish As­so­ci­a­tion (IGFA) lo­cated in Da­nia Beach.

Charles Votta, left, and Joan Lasharr

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