||Members of the Red Hat group at The Bridge at Cherry Hill smile as they await their turn to get their hats "blinged up."
Hats off to the newest Queen
September 28, 2011
Members of the Red and Pink Hat Bellas visited the Red Hat club, recently formed at The Bridge at Cherry Hill, on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Bridge at Cherry Hill provided the lunch, and the Red and Pink Hat Bellas (those under the age of 50 wear pink and lavender rather than red and purple – unless it's your birthday month, then you can reverse your colors) served the lunch, and then did a demonstration of how to "bling up" your red hat. With about 27 active members, the Red and Pink Hat Bellas chapter, based in Cranston, come from all over the state, and range in age from 38 to 90. "We're just a fun group; we're not particularly a charity group – this is a group to go out and have fun," said Chapter Queen Phyllis Kay Mulberry. "When you turn 50, you have a 'Red-uation' and become a full fledged Red Hatter." She says there are about 40,000 chapters of the Red Hat Society around the world. The group at The Bridge, which meets monthly, had yet to choose a formal name for their chapter. Insider photos by Beth Hurd
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Left, Red and Pink Hat Bellas member Kathleen Favocci, vice-queen # 3 (Lady Melody Bella), a resident of Warwick, helps to serve the pasta salad at a Red Hat luncheon. Right, members of the Red and Pink Hat Bellas serve lunch to members of the Red Hat group (yet to be named) at The Bridge at Cherry Hill.
Left, modeling their finest purple and red headwear and clothing, members of the Red and Pink Hat Bellas, including Dorothy Tsoumasas (a.k.a. "Miss DoDaDay"), at left, share a laugh during lunch. Right, "Queenie" Phyllis Kay Mulberry, queen of the Red and Pink Hat Bellas, gives a demonstration in how to "bling up" your red hat.
Left, before, just a plain red hat; after, with the addition of some purple tulle, this member of the Red Hat club at The Bridge at Cherry Hill is ready for a Red Hat fashion show. Right, Red and Pink Hat Bellas member Kathleen Favocci pulls out some of her red and purple bling from her hat boxes.