Ninth birthday for Red Hat social group
The Finley Red Hat Ladies group celebrated its ninth birthday on Thursday with a lunch at the Finley Country Club.
The group is designed specifically to provide a social outlet for women who meet once a month — wearing their red hats.
The local group’s queen (president) Judi Anderson said it was a great achievement to reach nine years.
‘‘It’s all about having fun and that’s why we just keeping going; we’re ageing disgracefully,’’ she said with a laugh.
‘‘We’re about having a good time and catching up with like minded people.
‘‘We enjoy gathering for a lovely lunch, this year we’ve had three or four new people join including a lady from Tocumwal.
‘‘She used to be a red hat lady before she move to Tocumwal and then she found out we existed and couldn’t wait to join.
‘‘People do look at us funny or call us the ‘mad hatters’,’’ she said.
■ (Back, from left) Nola Wood, Marj Kable, Di Krasowski, Judi Anderson, Dawn Fitzpatrick, Heather Gillespie, Helen Jeanes, Trish Falconer, Babs Little, Marg Baldwin and Debbie Barrie; (front) Pam Angove, Helen Wastle, Helen Christie, Anne Robinson, Annette Bain and Audrey Neilson.