From the Scarlett O'Hatters Fall Gala at the Granite Rose Oct 25th, 2008. Queen Barbara Puma and her committee did it grandly. Thank you ladies for all your efforts. All proceeds from the raffles will benefit local charities as Christmas approaches.
And a sad disclaimer: I am absolutely horrid at remembering anyone's name.
tsk tsk I should write them down but that would mean carrying a notepad as well as a camera... sigh
This group belongs to Queen Lorry of the Red Hat Sizzlers. Photo by retired Queen Mel. Lookin' good ladies!
Note the elegantly laid table. The wait staff was excellent as well.
There were 364 Ladies in attendance and the colors and outfits were dazzlin'!
Lillian K and her hatting friends toast the day, "Let it be grand" and it was indeed.
Smiles on the shore of a red and purple tsunami! So many lovely ladies....
Feisty and Fun that's our motto and here it is personified! Wish you could see the top/back of hat! And the outfit, as was her companion, tres glam!
Queen Linda, Miatamam Marie and tablemates all donned witches hats to bring the season to the Gala! Altho, these smiling faces wouldnt scare anyone, they must all be related to Glinda, Dorothy's good witch friend!
The Granite Rose served family style salad. The rolls were hot and tempting.
The Devil's work? Temptation also came later as the dessert was ice cream capped with puff pastry and dripping in chocolate sauce.
Ladies Doris and Frances enjoyed all the festivities.
Queen Katella, webmistress and queen of "Hats On!" with her Vice Queen Joanne and QK's guest from the Strawberry Jam Tarts of Perth, Australia,
Audrey Williams, all enjoyed shopping and meeting and greeting all hatters.
Jeanie Wiggin, Queen and Owner of the Petite Chapeau Rouge in Dover NH provided a fully outfitted vendor table and then outfitted several hatters for a fashion show.. Her granddaughter Bailey, a very young pink hatter, was beyond adorable.
Someone sent two lovely pix of Bailey.. they are at the bottom of page. Thanks!