Annual Sandie Heinz Spring Fling was held on St. Patrick’s Day at
House in Milwuakie, Oregon. The Spring
Fling is an annual event presented by the Crimson Crones and
named for Sandie, who passed in March 2006. The Crimson
Crones’ hostesses were Jean Mounsey and Jackie Nicolay,
who put together a fabulous event (See Row 3, Photo 1). And a
special Thank You to Crimson Crone Lise Thom, who was at the
registration table. (Row 1, photo 3)
were 82 in attendance, some with St. Paddy’s Day hats, spring
hats and red hats. The Spring Fling is a chance to wear
whatever hat you want. There was a hat contest, with categories
of Best Spring Hat, Best St. Paddy’s Day Hat, and Most
A $25 gift certificate from
www.CrowningLoriHats.Com of the Bright Yellow House was given to each winner. The
winners were Julienne Eten from the Dazzling Divas for best
St. Patrick ’s Day hat (See Bottom Row, photo 2) ,
Joanne Mecum of the Ruby Begonias for best Spring hat (Row
8, photo 2), and Ida
Partlow from the Crimson Crones for the most Outrageous hat
(Row 7, photo 4).
door prizes, along with a lovely buffet including beef stroganoff, snow
pea salad, curry salad, rice salad, green salad, rolls, and dessert.
The room was beautifully decorated in green for St. Patrick’s Day. Queen
Mary Laurie of the Snazzy Jazzys from Vancouver, WA played
the piano and Barbara Kozak led the group in Irish songs.
Thank you to both for adding such lovely music for our entertainment and
of CrowningLoriHats (Row 2,
Photo 4) presented
a fashion show of “Hats of A Different Color”. Ladies
wore hats to match their outfits, and Lori also chose ladies from
the audience to model her “one of a kind” hats. The fashion show
was the frosting on the cake and
absolutely made the day more fun.
At the end
of the luncheon, Faye, the niece of the owner of the Broetje
House surprised us wearing a hat with a live bird on top. (Row
9, Photos 3 and 4)
had a great time and we are looking forward to next year!