The MonArc Awards, one of the flagship fundraisers of the Arc of Atlantic County, had a successful April 27 debut at its newest location, the Grand Ballroom at Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

The event raised more than $45,000 for the Arc's mission of assisting area residents with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

“It was a great night,” said Mary Moyer, director of development and community outreach for the Arc.

Dozens of guests enjoyed tastings from Landry's Restaurants stations featuring Michael Patrick's Brasserie, Lillie's Asian Cuisine, Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse, the Chart House, the Grotto and desserts by Golden Nugget's pastry chefs. Spirit samplings were supplied by Allied Beverage, including Jim Beam bourbon, Patron tequila and Josh Cellars wines, and craft beers from Beach Haus and Tuckahoe breweries. Guests also could bid on silent auction items. Several Arc beneficiaries attended.

Brigantine resident and WIBG-FM 94.3 DJ Ken Shaffer emceed the auction and provided music.