JDCC event gets sweet support

Published 1:46 am Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dreams of a night filled with chocolate delights will be a reality Feb.7 when members of the Jefferson Davis Community College Foundation organization put on the Death by Chocolate event.

Foundation president Kelly Billingsley said the sponsorships and vendors for the event are building in anticipation of the big event.

“We have added a few more sponsorships,” Billingsley said. “We’ve also added more participants to the list of participants in the silent auction and food offerings.”

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The event will be held at The Hourglass in downtown Brewton and will be open for general admission beginning at 6 p.m. with special admission for sponsors beginning at 5:00 p.m.

A silent auction is planned and will include an array of offerings ranging from floral arrangements, tickets to concerts and sporting events and even weekend getaways, Billingsley said.

Several vendors are committed to the event offering specially prepared chocolate desserts and treats throughout the event.

Billingsley said those who wish to purchase tickets may do so from any Foundation member or at area ticket outlets. Tickets are $25 each and are available at Jefferson Davis Community College at the Neal Building; The Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce office, The Oaks, Mark’s, Thou Art, NDI/Cracked Pot and Weaver’s. In Atmore, tickets are available at the Atmore Chamber of Commerce office or by contacting Renee Hardy at 251-294-3557.

Those sponsoring the event as the Friends of Foundation level include Brewton insurance Company, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Adkisson, Rickey Smith, Stokes and Stokes, Yank and Sally Lovelace, Jernigan Law Firm PC, Suzanne Kirby, Brewton Medical Center, Brewton Medical Center Pharmacy, D.W. McMillan Hospital, James and Stephanie Walker, Ann Biggs-Williams, Mike and Harriet Godwin, Earl and Becky Lambert, Keith and JoJo Horton, Durango Operating, Baldwin Gulf Coast Pest Control, Craig and Kim Peterson, Freddie McCall, Alto Products Corp., Buddy and Gail Liles, Mark and Karen Reynolds, Harman Blackmon and Kilgore, Ron and Miriam McDaniel, Jim and Madeline Hildreth, Paul and Kate Owens, Sherrer Lawn Care. Hershey Chocolatier sponsors are Ramada Inn and Jim Peach Motors. Cadbury Chocolatier sponsors are Escambia County Bank, David’s Catfish and First National Bank and Trust. Ghiradelli Chocolatier sponsors include Longleaf Energy Group Inc., and McMillan LTD.

Sponsorships at all levels are still available, Billingsley said. Levels of sponsorship carry various benefits including tickets, early admission and special event recognition.

The Godiva Choclotier level at $1,000 will include speaking opportunity at event, 10 VIP admission tickets and promotional consideration. The Ghirardelli Chocolatier level at $750 will include promotional consideration and six VIP admission tickets. The Cadbury Chocolatier level at $500 will include promotional consideration and four VIP admission tickets. Hershey Chocolatier level sponsors at $300 will receive promotional consideration and three VIP admission tickets. Friend of the Foundation Chocolatier sponsors will receive two VIP admission tickets and consideration on event materials.

To find out more about sponsorships, contact any Foundation member or call 809-1550.