Guests were greeted by a Venetian gondolier as they entered the Masquerade Gala to benefit United Services for Children. Ameristar Casino St. Charles hosted the gala, and the venue was done up in pure masquerade style, with classical musicians greeting guests as they browsed silent auction and raffle items while enjoying food and drink. The event was the 35th annual gala to benefit United Services for Children and their work to provide pediatric therapy and early intervention services to young children with developmental disabilities and delays and offering support services for their families. In addition to awards, a highlight of the night was a performance by vocalists from the Bach Society of St. Louis.