Zachary Charity League held its Mad Hatter's Cocktail Gala on Feb. 3 at The Pointe in Americana.

There was a silent auction and dancing as well as a casino with craps, blackjack, poker and roulette. Food was catered by Walk-Ons.

Alex Bond won first place in the casino, and Brandie Triche won second.

A silent auction featured items donated from local Zachary businesses. Items included sunglasses, jewelry, trips, gym memberships and photography packages. Proceeds from three items were donated to the East Side Fire Department's Dive Team in memory of Darrin Vince and Madeline and Joseph Hemba. These items plus some donations raised $2,300.

Guests also brought 161 pounds of nonperishable food items to be donated to the Zachary Food Pantry.

Overall, the gala brought in $19,000, which will be used for ZCL's community projects, such as Snack Packs for Kids, teacher grants and helping individuals during times of need.