Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Red Hat Ladies Ready to Live Lives 'Disgracefully'

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Red Hat Ladies Ready to Live Lives 'Disgracefully'

Article excerpt

THOSE Red Hat Ladies from Widgee were out and about again on Thursday, September 17, trotting up to the Jockey Club for a delicious lunch followed by a very scrumptious dessert.

Though numbers were down, the enthusiasm of those attending was still sky high with lots of laughter and unusual antics happening at their table.

Such a sweet and innocent looking group, they were definitely up to mischief and mayhem.

The Red Hat Society is for mature women to get together for friendship and social support. They aim to "grow old disgracefully" and by hook or by crook, they live by that creed.

They are a delightful bunch of women who certainly live up to their motto. For information about the Red Hatters contact Queen Bee, Marilyn Belford on 5484 9132.

Craft group

THIS week the Widgee craft women were right into their two day fabric workshop, Putting on the Glitz, with trainer Carol Wilkes. Carol is a very reputable and extremely capable fabric artist, renown throughout Australia for her colourful designs and creations.

With several women from Tin Can Bay joining in, there was insufficient room at the complex, so they relocated their workshop to the Memorial Hall and set up the Widgee Sweatshop. With machines and tables lined up from one end to the other on both sides of the hall, it was (as you would suspect when numerous women get together) a "trifle" noisy, immense fun, and tremendously encouraging.

Carol Wilkes patiently lead them through their paces and at the end of the day really attractive articles were produced much to their delight.

While the workshop was taking place, several craft group members also met at the complex, some learning the intricate art of wood burning while others were into more bow bags.

Alice Burke assisted the women with their wood burning, (thank goodness they didn't need the fire brigade) and they produced some impressive pieces with the finishing touches to be added next month.

Maureen Groves cast her magic again, instructing in the ever popular bow bags.

Next Wednesday everyone will be into the Good Samaritan shoe boxes for the overseas missions. …

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