“Bras for a Cause Celebrate the Arts” — that was the 2011 theme for the go-to annual fundraiser of the spring. Presented by Soroptimist International of Glendale for the eighth year, artistically decorated bras spilled over every nook and cranny at the Oakmont Country Club on April 9. All were on full display on auction tables in the dining room and two extra rooms so that supporters could bid on them.
The Soroptimist mandate was that bras could be decorated in any way, as long as they were innovative and imaginative. You could start with a bra and design a masterpiece or create a bra by using unexpected materials.
How about sparkly, feathered masquerade masks? Those were attached to the “Most Unique”-winning “Sing and Dance for a Cause” bra, created by Phyllis Nieman. She painted a guitar a bright pink for the base of the bra. Nieman purchased the guitar at Charles Music. Owner Ruth Charles was determined to win it. In fact, she had the highest bid of $110. Charles will lend the bra to a friend before displaying it at Charles Music.