Our chapter, The Concord Grapettes, will be sponsoring the 2009 Ms. Arkansas Red Hat Pageant as a chapter event. We are inviting ladies from all across Arkansas to participate in the pageant. The categories are Ms. Red Hat, Ms. Pink Hat, Best Banner, Best Mascot and Best HAT. Prizes will be awarded in each category and door prizes will be given out during the pageant. Of course, 2008 Ms. Arkansas Red Hat, Nellie Yount and 2008 Ms. Arkansas Pink Hat, Susan Andrews, will take their final walk and crown the winners. This is NOT AN OFFICIAL RED HAT EVENT...just a day of fun and frivolity for hopefully 300 ladies from around the state and surrounding area. The event is being held Saturday, April 25 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 each if purchased by March 31 and $15.00 if purchased after March 31. The Pageant will be held in the Family Life Center of Concord United Methodist Church in the Furlow Community, just 25 miles East of Little Rock. The Pageant is not connected with the church but the facility best accommodates the pageant.
Debbie Herreman from Red Hat Madness will be the vendor on site. Debbie always carries a great selection of red hat merchandise.
Just wanted to know what all you Red Hat Ladies have been up to lately? At our Mayberry Mad Hatters February meeting we had lots of fun and food. We all brought Valenties for each other and lots of candy, chocolate and hearts. Our oldest who is 95 brought hand made hearts for each of us. That inspired me, so next year I plan on making mine also. Also I'll make some homemade sugar cookies in the shape of a hat. I made me a hat cookie cutter out of a round one.
I had made it for Christmas cookies a couple of years ago, but they will work for Valentine's Day or any occasion. Here is what they look like.
Our chapter, the Texas Belles of Temple, TX, will be going on a train ride from Cedar Park (Austin) to Burnet to attend the Bluebonnet Festival. We will look at all the pretty wildflowers as well as shop at a lot of vender booths, tour historic Burnet and enjoy a nice lunch.
On April 25, we will travel to Georgetown, TX to attend a celebration of the 11th anniversary of the RHS. This event is being sponsored by the Sun City Queen's Royal Court.
Then, on April 27, we will have our monthly luncheon at a local restaurant.
Once again the Ruckus gang is hosting a party and if
you’ve been to one or heard of our past events
you know this is the place to be! Please join us as we celebrate:
RECESS ’09 August 28th
& 29th in Kelowna B.C.
Cruise the vendors, lounge by the pool with friends
new & old, enjoy yourself in the onsite “Beyond Wrapture Spa”,
wander thru the malls (one on site and one nearby), go downtown to see the
Japanese Gardens, take in the views from atop Knox Mountain (accessible by auto
or walking), take a boat cruise on Lake Okanagan, bowling is available
downstairs in the adjacent mall, visit the local wineries or play a round of
golf on one of the numerous courses. One will never be bored in Kelowna!
This is the 4th year we've hosted a
Ruckus in Kelowna.
Last years event sold out in one week!
- Voted 5th Best Place in the World to Live!
In the past our conventions have been
called a RUCKUS.... because that is what we create!
Sue Ellen stated in her Jan '09 Queens
Broadcast that this is the year to get out and enjoy recess and that's
just what we plan to do.
There aren't many places more beautiful
than the Okanagan in the summer with it's fruit stands, wineries and
beautiful lake to cruise on.
So, in spite of the rotten economy we
still deserve to have fun and leave our cares behind!!! Therefore we're
planning a "bare bones" convention. What does that mean? We'll
spend money on food and entertainment without all the frills and decorations. (The 1st convention cost you $250 and
this one will cost your only $110!) All the same fun but at a much reduced price by cutting out
the decorations, large video screens and audio equipment, and every other
possible expense. You'll still get great meals, entertainment and FUN!
what a clever idea Ms. Ann...take a round cookie cutter and shape it into a hat and those cookies look yummy as well.
Next month (May) our Chapter is having their annual Desert Babes Red Hat Iron Woman Olympics this will be our 3rd. We play cowboy horseshoes, have a spitz contest, wet T-shirt contest, pantyhose golf, bowling, and toilet tissue and plunger race. The ladies work in pairs (score individually) and compete for Gold, Silver, Bronze and Good Sport Medals. Medals and prizes are awarded. I started this 2 years ago and they look forward to it every year....some of the games are a riot...and sometimes you start laughing so hard, you have to make a trip to...you know where and hope you make it. Also, this month we are going to Laughlin and play bunco with a few other chapters.
January is our anniversary month where ladies that have been with us 3 years are iniated into the Sister Knighthood of the Desert Babes and than into the Order of The Royal Garter of The Desert Babes. Also, every quarter we give out Jewels from the Queen's Coffers to those that have served The Desert Babes Chapter. In February we have a "Naked ladies" Party. That is where we bring our gently used clothing, jewelry, shoes, hats, etc. and either put a price on it or the lady that is interested in an item can donate to our Kitty. We made $80+ this year. I should mention we do NOT charge dues. Also, in February we had our pictures taken. March we hosted the Queen's Quarterly Luncheon and because we have 2 very small resturants we had a buffet in our community building. This month (April) I no idea what is planned. I am sure it will have something to do with Easter...we do play games, sing, chat whatever at our Gatherings.
These are just a few of the things we do......QMum Teri