The theme of Damas de Caridad's 24th annual Bal Masque Saturday at the Disneyland Hotel was "Tribute to the Performing Arts."
Interpreting the theme, nine talented florists came up with some stunning creations, from "Fantasia" to "The Raven: A Tribute to Horror Classics."
It was "Madame Butterfly," an elaborate floral headdress, that earned first place at the black-tie ball, which was attended by nearly 800 guests.
Keith Clark, conductor of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, was master of ceremonies for the ball, which raised nearly $85,000 for St. Jude Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Fullerton. Proceeds will be used to upgrade or replace monitoring equipment in the hospital's Special Care section for the critically ill.