Just got this from my friend-- this is me at my 50th B-day party!!
Anyway - here's a photo of us from Oct-- started planning for the new year!
Hi! Four of my chapter went to a local (well kind of- 3 hrs away) Mini-vention in Hudson valley, NY. It was a first for some of us. What a wonderful time we had- two nights and 6 meals later- many new friends- what more could a woman want?
There were door prizes at each meal, a Red Hat competition, Costume contest and door contest. We went as a herd of Purple Cows (rather see than be one). I made a Wizard of Oz hat - sadly didn't win the contest, but have a few kids that want to borrow it for Halloween.
And the entertainment!! Queen Genevieve planned wonderful entertainment for us - I was hysterical during much of the shows and amazed at how well they sang. Danced my feet off at the cocktail party- I'm wearing comfortable shoes from now on!! Skip the heels that glow.
Of course there was shopping and eating. Did I really need another hat? Still I bought a hat and a red Cleopatra hat anyway.
Was truly sad to end the trip and would have liked to prolong the time with new friends. Maybe that's why the bus we rented got hung up on a turn- got an hour more with friends. Of course we could just stand around waiting for the bus to be towed off the deep dip.
We had such a good time-- hoping more of my ladies can make it next year.
We had a nice dinner out for our Sept. monthly. We even added a new member. Also wore my new hat- got at Dorney Park-- although the white spring with the red poof(think Dr Seuss), is hanging down in the back--
Looking forward to going to Jones Beach this Sunday to meet Long Island Red Hatters!!!!
My chapter had it's mothly gathering, during which we held a 'Red Hat Olympics'.
We had so much fun - laughing and giggling. At first they were worried they wouldn't be able to do the games. (Even had a few say they would be judges-- no way- had the kids as built in judges- impartial too).
We started the evening with our rendition of the Olympic Theme - on Kazoos, of course. Our VIce Queen ran the torch up the stairs- totally shocking everyone!
We had such games as: Olympic Ring Toss, Hurdles, Weight-lifting, Javelin Throw, Shot-Put, and a wet T-shirt contest.
I gave out home-made gold awards, and then particpation awards.
We ended with pot-luck dinner and dessert!! (I'm finally getting them to get a little siller!!!)
My nephew took pictures of us all and made it into a video-- hope you enjoy it.
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