fantastic opening day at the Portland Meadows racetrack.
250 hatters from 47 different chapters enjoyed a delicious private
buffet in the Turf Club. Lots of door prizes. Thirty
lucky hatters went to the Winner's Circle to greet the winning
horse and rider from the 2nd race, a race which was sponsored by the NW
Chapters of the Red Hat Society.
special thanks to the volunteers at the registration tables: Karlene
Ernst, Betty Weldon, Marilyn Nedell, Edna Mantha, Nan Harding, Marilyn
Harris, Fenella Robinson, Anne Murphy, and Ida Partlow, who
helped guide people in the right direction.
Jill's camera stopped working after only eight photos were taken.
The day was saved by Queen Shirley Nieminen (Row 2, Photo 3)
of Touch of
Class chapter, who took lots of pictures and allowed them to be
shown on this website. Big Thanks to you, Queen Shirley.
Also, special thanks to Greg Bloemke and his staff at Portland Meadows, especially
Ken and Andrea, who made sure the day was perfect for us.