Joan Middleton of the Vegas Vintage Vamps (row 1, picture 1,
on left) hosted a fabulous Valentine's Gala at the Gold Coast Hotel.
I learned about it while I was browsing the Red Hat Society website
and checking out the Upcoming Large Events section.
Joan's daughter made the fabulous rose petal hat that she wore.
Also, Queen Joan and the fabulous people who assisted
her did a terrific job of decorating the private room with festive
balloons, streamers, hearts, etc. There were a myriad of door
prizes, and each person received a table prize. Mine was a lovely
red rose hat pin. Red hat jewelry and hats were on sale and
available for door prizes.
the approximately 150 people who attended were from the Las Vegas
area, but some came from as far away as Arizona, California,
Canada, and me from Oregon. I was seated at a table with
other queens, as well as Ms. Senior Nevada 2003, Elaine
Garrison. What a terrific gal, as were all those who sat at my
dinner was delicious and the service excellent. Carl Grove and
his trio, Music By Request, provided us with beautiful
music. Later, crooner Gene Koppenhaver's incredible voice
had us swooning. After dinner, we were entertained by nine
different people or groups with singing, dancing, and comedy.
They worked hard and their talent was first class.
Unfortunately, my camera wasn't working well that night, and most of
the pictures from the evening and the talent events came out too
blurry to post.
you, Joan and the Vegas Vintage Vamps for hosting this terrific