LJ Newcomers host annual black-tie gala

The La Jolla Newcomers Club hosted “A Starlight Evening” on Dec. 7 at the Hilton Torrey Pines. This black-tie event featured cocktails, dinner and dancing.

A group of U.S. Marines attended the event and collected toys for the Toys for Tots toy drive. The Marines will distribute the toys on Christmas Day.

During the gala, the La Jolla Newcomers Club presented a check to the Crossroads Foundation, a 50-year-old residential treatment center for alcohol and drug-dependent women. The charitable gift will go toward the redecoration of the rooms at the Crossroads Foundation.