In the meantime Ambassador Carla Kerr, Queen Ladybird of New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter, had moved to Alamagordo, New Mexico, registering her new chapter shortly after moving. Jean contacted her and the trio was formed for hosting the Hoot which took place on August 11, 2012.
|L to R: Pam Williams, Jean Averett and Carla Kerr|
Eric Alvarez, Director of Marketing for the race track, set up sign-in tables covered with red linen cloths as well as chairs and we were all ready when Red Hatters started arriving. Each attendee received a goodie bag containing items donated by various Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Centers around New Mexico. Also each received a door prize drawing ticket. Door prizes were donated by the hosts and by Red Hatter Ladybug Lou from her collectibles shop in Ruidoso. Door prizes were joyfully claimed and exclaimed over.
|Pam has the voice that can be heard calling the door prize ticket winners|
|L to R: Desert Darlings, Nancy Phillips and Catharine Powers, door prize winners|
|Barbara Farley and Jeannine Colley, prize winners for coming longest distance from Weatherford, Texas|
|Kim Gugliotta of the Red Hat Mountain Merrymakers, Cloudcroft, NM/Tucson, AZ Isn't her bra hat magnificent?|
|"Do you think she'll ever call our numbers?"|
|Feather fell to the floor and someone yelled, "Hey, she's molting!"|
|This is serious business figuring out what horse to bet on.|
|You can tell who the players are. They are marking their racing forms.|
Many found their way into Billy's Restaurant and Bar to have lunch. The murals on the wall prove too tempting and before you know it, we are moving tables and chairs to take more pictures.
|Queen Sassy Prickle Pear (Jean Averett) of Desert Darlings standing in middle with chapter members|
|Holding the sign, Queen Pam Williams with her Red Hat A.L.I.E.N.S|