Courtesy Rachel Parker
White gowns, gloves, tie and tails for a good cause
With 11 young women and their families from the Contra Costa County participating, Hill Branch Hill Branch of Children's Hospital Oakland volunteer supporters raised $175,000 for Children's Hospital Oakland at the Winter Ball 2013. A total of 25 young women were Winter Ball 2013 debutantes, representing the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, as well as Reno, Nev. The ball -- with white gowns and gloves for the young women and gentlemen in white tie and tails -- is in its 56th year, raise much-needed money for Children's Hospital while honoring accomplished young women of the community.
-- Rachel Parker