Decadent chocolate, fine wines, craft beers, and delicious entrees were bestowed upon all who attended the Chocolate, Wine & Brew Gala Benefit Dinner presented by the Paradise Chocolate Fest at the Gold Country Casino Resort.
This evening of benevolence and indulgence began with wine, beer and delectable chocolate from local companies who presented their finest desserts and beverages for complimentary tasting. While savoring, attendees had the opportunity to bid on a wide array of exquisite donations for the silent auction.
After the tasting reception, the philanthropy continued with a fabulous prime rib dinner served to enjoy during the entertaining live auction. Most importantly, the evening provided enduring financial support for the youth of the Paradise Ridge.
Proceeds raised from this annual benefit provide support for youth programs that offer educational, enrichment, recreational and leadership opportunities within the community. Over the last nine years, the Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation has distributed over $200,000 to 45 nonprofit organizations. In 2018, the Paradise Ridge encountered massive damage and a multitude of devastation from the deadliest wildfire in California history. All of the promotional Chocolate Fest banners and signage from previous years were lost in the Camp Fire. The Ray Morgan Company was delighted for the opportunity to reprint and donate all new upgraded Chocolate Fest signage with the highest quality printing and materials.
As homes, schools and youth programs are rebuilt, sponsors like the Ray Morgan Company have come together to lend a helping hand to the Paradise Ridge on their journey to rebuild the community together for a promising future.