Crone Sandie Heinz (see photo 1, row 1) planned a fabulous Spring Bonnet Fling for all
chapters on the first day of spring. Approximately 70 hatters
from various chapters attended. The Rivers Restaurant overlooks
the Willamette River, and the water sparkled as the sun poured its
shining light over it.
was a hat contest with categories of Most Outrageous, Most Elegant,
and Most Creative. The winners were Linda Herrle, Ellen Smith,
and Jill Schaffer respectively.
There was such a wide variety of wonderful and imaginative hats that it was hard
to pick only three winners. There were several honorary
mentions, and great fun was had by all.
suggested that this become an annual event. YES!