Sabin and Lise Thom of the Crimson Crones did a FABULOUS
job taking over setting up the raffle tickets and prizes. Lise had
a loud voice that could be heard by almost everyone when the raffle ticket
numbers were called. Crimson Crone Jean Bryant shouted
out the numbers to the gals who were sitting outside the roped-off area
and helped get the prizes into the winnersí hands. Thanks to these ladies, the event ran smoothly and fun was had by all.
Beaverton Mayor Rob Drake came
up to the food court and delivered a City of Beaverton proclamation that officially named April 25th as Red Hat Society
here to see the City of Beaverton proclamation.) We placed a red hat on
the Mayor's head and he graciously
allowed us to take photos. (See the photo
11:30 AM, we had a free drawing for raffle tickets. The ladies signed
up for three separate raffles. One raffle was for goods and services
by merchants in the Beaverton area. The second raffle was for
donations from Washington Square mall stores and other fabulous
surprises. The third raffle was for a $100 gift card donated by the Washington
Square's management office. The management office also roped off
a private area for us and prepared a beautiful column of red and
purple balloons. Our numbers soon outgrew the area, and we
overflowed into the rest of the food court. It was such fun!
Body Shop in Washington Square supplied goody bags for
everyone, which included samples of three types of creams and lotions.
They also donated two gift baskets for the raffle.
came up to the food court and served samples of chocolates that were
shaped like little chicks. They said that they were "serving
chocolate chicks to the red hat chicks". Quite terrific!
They also donated a box of Godiva chocolates for the raffle and
mentioned to the hatters that free samples of their chocolate blended
drinks would be offered when the ladies visited the Godiva store.
A list was distributed
of mall retailers who were offering discounts, free samples, or other
goodies to red hatters. Most of the ladies ate lunch in the food
court, and then dispersed into the mall, where they shopped till they
big "Thank You" to all the Washington Square stores, Beaverton
retailers, the Washington Square management office, Lori from
the Bright Yellow House, who donated a gorgeous hat, and
everyone else who donated prizes for this wonderful day.
the days prior to Red Hat Society Day at Washington Square Mall, officials
from neighboring cities recognized the occasion. At
the April 24th Tigard city council meeting, Tigard Mayor Craig Dirksen
issued a proclamation designating April 25 officially as Red Hat
Society Day. The meeting was
televised on local public access TV. Queen Jill of the Crimson
Crones chapter went to the meeting to personally receive the proclamation.
She was asked to speak briefly about the Red Hat Society. (Click
here to see the City of Tigard proclamation.)
Mayor Tom Potter issued a formal City of Portland declaration designating April
25th as a Day of Appreciation. (Click
here to see the City of Portland proclamation.)