Alamogordo, New Mexico members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society attended the annual Flickinger Turquoise and Silver Tea at the Tays Center. This event is looked forward to by many each year judging by the crowd that gathered for tea and all sorts of tea goodies as well as a fashion show, entertainment by a country/western couple, a gospel quartet and identical twin belly dancers. There was something for everyone and while all of this was happening, the MC was calling numbers for door prize winners and a Silent Auction was also taking place. There was even an little photography studio set up with lights and backdrop for taking your own pictures. I do believe they thought of everything.
This is the Flickinger Guild's big fundraiser for the year to support the arts in Alamogordo and they are vital to the arts program here.
I did manage to find a couple of things I couldn't live without at the Silent Auction. Our chapter had a couple of guests; Rosanna Heath brought her daughter Debbie Kruse, and a prospective Pink Hatter, Shelly Carns came to play with us for the second time. I am thrilled to say she has joined our chapter so we now boast of having two Pink Hatters. Others in attendance were Jan Bond, Trudy Reese, Gail Swineford, Dorothy Edwards, Kimberly Gugliotta, Nadia Sikes, Alice Cuevas and Carla Kerr. Some were either ill, had out-of-town company or were traveling so they really missed a grand event.
|L to R: Nadia Sikes with Flickinger Program Director Mr. Renteria and Rosanna Heath|
|New member Jan Bond with Trudy Reese|
|Royal Scribble Gail Swineford with Dorothy Edwards|
|Guest Debbie Kruse with her mother Rosanna|
|Sabina Matthews of Remax with Kimberly Gugliotta|
|Nice ensemble on one of the models in the style show|
|Pink Hatter Alice Cuevas with incoming Pink Hatter Shelly Carns|
|The twin sisters entertaining us with their dancing|
|This model looks ready for some boot scootin'.|
|I really like the native design of this sweater jacket|
|Doesn't she look terrific in this ensemble! Joyfully colorful!|
|Love Love Love this one but I need to lose 50 years to wear it!|
|The Gospel Quartet|
|Jan, Dorothy and Kimberly|
|Jan, Dorothy and Carla|
Thanks to those who took pictures for me and to Douglas A. Kerr for processing the photos.
This is all I have to say for now.