LADIES, COME OUT AND PLAY WITH RED HATTERS
The Red Hat Society is a "disorganization" for women over fifty. The society just celebrated its 13th anniversary in April. Red Hatters are easily recognized by their purple clothes and red hats. Girls under fifty thought we were having way too much fun and wanted to join us so Pink Hatters was formed. They dress in lavender and their hats are pink. When they turn fifty they have a reduation party.
Esther Fisher was convinced that Mountain Home needed a chapter, so she called Laurice Bentz to help her start one. They put an add in the Mtn Home News, invited friends and got set for a meeting. Thirty women showed up to the meeting, thus forming the first Red Hat Chapter in Mountain Home. This chapter was named the Vivacious Violets and is still very active today. All chapters have officers: the unparliamentarian, the money maid the the sergeant of gloves. The Vivacious Violets eventually became so large that the membership had to be divided due to lack of facilities in the area to accommodate the large group gatherings. Three other groups eventually formed and started meeting on different Saturdays.
The meetings are varied and each chapter has members with unique interests. Some goups are the lunch bunch, others play games, hold bunko tournaments, fashion shows, do crafts, hold bazaars and on and on. We try to support all local activities.
The main goal of our society is to live, laugh and just have fun. So, if you would like to get out, meet other ladies and have a good time, contact someone from the following list and we'll welcome you:
Vivacious Violets: Queen - Laurice Bentz; Vice Queen - Gaylene Gries
Contact Gaylene for information at 587-8731
Royal Order of the Purple Gems: Queen - Jane Hodge; Vice Queen - Pat Eagley
Contact Pat for information at 580-2389
Rocky Mountain Divas: Queen - Carole Curtis; Vice Queen - Marge Bent
Contact Carole for information at 580-0305
Positively Crimson Crafters: Queen - Mary Ann Murkle
Contact Mary for information at 587-3249
Hello Dollies: Queen - Nancy Winkowski, Vice Queen - Diane Blank