Las Patronas makes the most of canceled 63rd Annual Ball

Several honorees were still able to dress up and take professional photos to mark the occasion.

A family tradition for 63 years, the Las Patronas Charity Ball was scheduled for March 17th. The day before the event, based on state guidelines and in the interest of public health, the decision was sadly made to cancel the ball due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The charity ball, a fundraiser for Assistance® League of Ventura County (ALVC), honors local young women who have accomplished great things during their high school careers.

This year, these outstanding and unique young women were:

Delaney Arenz: Competitive Dancer, performed widely, including at Disney World. Active in Assisteens.

Ellie Meyring: Volunteered on international mission trips. Active in Future Farmers of America, The Red Cross, and Letters to The Military.

Madison Mok: Honor Roll, Varsity Softball Pitcher for 4 years, Altar Server, and Girl Scout Ambassador Recipient of the Gold Award.

Alexis Valdez: U.S. President’s Award. Active in NCL, California Scholarship Federation, and YMCA Youth and Government Program.

Ashlyn Valles: ASB President and Junior Optimist Leadership Award. Active in NCL, National Honor Society, and Young Life Christian Club.

Savannah Viola: Student of the Month and Recipient of the Victory with Honor Character Award. Active in NCL and National Honor Society.

Although the ball itself was canceled, several honorees and their families were still able to dress up and take professional photos to mark the occasion. Even though they were not able to hold the ball, Las Patronas was still able to raise $50,000 in support of ALVC’s philanthropic programs, which include the Assistance League School, B.U.F.F.Y. Bear, and Operation School Bell®. The Vision for Assistance League of Ventura County is “Transforming Lives, Strengthening Community.”

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