Our little piece of the world warmed up this past weekend. After a couple of weeks of very chilly weather, rain storms and a dusting of snow, the sun came out. Weather seemed to be the main topic when I met people in my usual weekend course of running errands and attending social events. Everyone seemed to be so thrilled to feel the warmth of the sun — me too, by the way.
The glitter and sparkle of diamonds seemed to be everywhere recently when Hillsides, a Pasadena-based residential treatment facility and charity serving vulnerable children and families held its annual fund-raising gala at a private downtown club known for its elegant traditional décor and fine food.
The black-tie event was chaired by La Cañada Flintridge resident Donna Ford, who also serves on the Hillsides board. It was a dazzling evening, and $370,000 was raised.
When Ford was asked to serve as the charity’s benefit chair, she said the thought of choosing a theme seemed daunting. “However, when I thought of the children who are served by Hillsides, diamonds immediately came to mind.