The Crimson Cuties from Hervey Bay with Queen Betty Duncan.
The Crimson Cuties from Hervey Bay with Queen Betty Duncan. Alistair Brightman

Red Hatters celebrate their age

GROWING old disgracefully was the motto for the Red Hat Society at Hervey Bay over the weekend during a three-day party attended by more than 120 hatters.

Hervey Bay chapter treasurer Gail Gosley said the weekend was a lot of work but was well-attended and enjoyed by all.

“We had a cocktail party on Friday night and went whale watching on the Saturday, all dressed as pirates, mermaids and all kinds of sea creatures,” Mrs Gosley said.

“We did get a few strange looks, but that is all part of the fun.”

The Red Hat Society is comprised of women who want to have fun, make friends and live life to the full – no matter what their age.

Yesterday, they celebrated the end of the “gaggle” with a hot breakfast at the Kondari Hotel dressed as hippies complete with pipes.

“It has been an absolutely wonderful weekend and we are so grateful to those who have come to enjoy themselves,” Mrs Gosley said.

Red Hatters came from as far as Melbourne for one of only three annual celebrations.

There are 35 members in the Hervey Bay chapter alone, ranging in ages from 53 to 88.



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