The decor at the annual Ambassador's Ball on Jan. 7 was extra special this year thanks to a dusting of snow that turned Quail Hollow Club, the site of the black tie gala, into a winter wonderland. Guests at the magical evening were there to raise money for the Allegro Foundation, a champion for children with disabilities. Along with a reception, dinner and dancing there was a special performance by Allegro Foundation students and their teaching assistants. Event sponsors included Wells Fargo, Ally Financial, the Charlotte Hornets, CPI Security, Novant Health and SteelFab Inc. The special guest was Mr. Ali Al-Hajri, chargé d'affaires for the Embassy of Qatar. He was particularly enchanted by the snow. Proceeds benefit the Allegro Foundation's movement instruction programs that enhance the quality of life for area children with disabilities. Details: www.allegrofoundation.net.