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Published: 02/18/2014
Donna Domenici Marketing Director (505) 841-2889

22nd Annual Chocolate Fantasy “Frozen in Time…A Chocolate Ice Age” is March 8, 2014

Frozen In Time Chocolate Fantasy LogoAlbuquerque, NM - The 22nd Annual Chocolate Fantasy fundraiser gala, presented by KPMG LLP, is Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Sandia Resort and Casino, 30 Rainbow Road NE. The fundraiser gala has moved to a new venue for 2014 - one that will assuredly enhance the atmosphere of Chocolate Fantasy.

Journey through a land of ice-covered landscapes, magical glaciers, and roaming giants! Themed "Frozen in Time...A Chocolate Ice Age," this black-tie event benefiting the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation will showcase intricate chocolate sculptures from New Mexico's finest chefs, as well as an abundant silent auction and live auction, a vacation drawing, amazing cuisine, and lots of chocolate!

Chocolatiers from across New Mexico will design chocolate sculptures based on the event theme, and provide scrumptious samples for guests, both of which will be judged during the Chocolate Competition. Paul Edward, head of research and development for Chef Rubber in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the featured celebrity head judge of the event.

The fundraising event will also include live music by Tapestry, entertainment, and dancing. Many other wonders will surprise guests throughout the evening, including some extraordinary items found only at the live auction. Guests can also bid on other beautiful jewelry, art, vacation getaways, dining packages, spa and salon treatments, and more at a silent auction.

Anyone can purchase tickets to win a vacation getaway for two to London, England courtesy of All World Travel. The trip includes five nights in a charming hotel in London, a three-day London pass that can be used to receive free entry into over 60 of London's most popular attractions, including the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, and Westminster Abbey, and other special benefits. The total prize package is valued at $6,500. Raffle tickets are currently on sale at the museum for only $10 each. The winner will be chosen the night of the event, but need not be present to win.

Tickets to Chocolate Fantasy are $200 per person. Reserved tables for 10 people are $2,500. Half tables for 6 are $1,500. Call Sandy Waters at (505) 841-2876 or email

Presenting Sponsor KPMG LLP
Intel, Modrall Sperling Law Firm/James M. and Linda H. Parker, Wells Fargo, Summit Electric Supply

Bank of the West, Tucker and Karen Bayless, Bohannan Huston Inc./Lee Engineering/Terracon Consultants Inc, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Marketing Solutions, Mercedes Benz of Albuquerque, New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union, New Mexico Gas Company, Sandia National Laboratories/Lockheed Martin/Technology Ventures Corporation, Sandia Resort & Casino, Tinnin Enterprises

Albuquerque the Magazine, All World Travel, Beauchamp Jewelers, Clear Channel Outdoor, Frank Frost Photography, KOB Eyewitness News 4, LithExcel, 99.5 Magic FM, and 770 KKOB News Radio.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation whose sole purpose is to further the cultural, educational and scientific programs and purposes of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. The Foundation will raise and manage funds for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science through a variety of defined fund raising and entrepreneurial activities, and will provide identified services to enhance the programs and mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

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