| posted on March 2, 2018
DON’T be surprised to see dozens of women dressed in red hats and purple outfits converging on Albany next week.
More than 150 members of the Red Hat Society will arrive from all over the state, as well as from the eastern states, to take part in the Amazing Albany Red Hat Adventure.
They will be joined by red hatters from the two local chapters, who have organised the event.
The Red Hat Society was formed in America nearly 20 years ago and is aptly described as “a playgroup for women, created to connect like-minded women, make new friends and enrich lives through the power of friendship”.
Membership is primarily for women over 50 who still have lots to give and whose ethos is to meet and have fun with women from all walks of life.
Each chapter is headed by a queen, and the dress code of red and purple reflects a boldness of spirit and a desire to enjoy life to the fullest.
Red hat chapters meet on a regular basis, dressed to the nines and keen to make a splash wherever they go.
Large gatherings, cruises and conventions are also frequently organised, encouraging members to have fun with new friends and enjoy different experiences.
The official Amazing Albany Red Hat Adventure program takes place from March 9-11, and the Dog Rock Motel and Function Centre will be hosting activities throughout the weekend.
Bus trips and a river cruise have been arranged for the visitors, with many red hatters extending their sojourn in Albany so they can explore everything the city has to offer.
Local business operators have also come to the party and shown enthusiastic support for Albany’s inaugural RHS adventure.
Participating shops and cafés will decorate their windows in red and purple with welcoming posters adding to the vibrancy and colour of the weekend.