For three and a half hours they waited.
Wearing floor-length evening gowns with nary a curl out of place, the 2012 Miss La Cañada Flintridge Royal Court exercised the kind of poise and patience one might expect from the ambassadors of the city.
One after another, officers were sworn in, awards were given, speeches were made. And finally, the grand finale of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce Centennial Installation and Awards Dinner: Lauren Barsamian was crowned queen.
The student plays on the varsity basketball team and is active with National Charity League and Reading Partners Organization. She has worked with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a Mississippi family, and hopes to attend a University of California.
Barsamian and her court, Sarah Bartine, Joelle Dorse and Amy Young of LCHS and Kendall Millard of Westridge School, will attend and volunteer at Chamber events throughout the year. They will participate in fundraisers and projects benefitting local charities with members of the La Cañada Junior Women's Club.
Thursday's event was held at . The dinner marked the Chamber's 100th year.