Hats and More tradition continues on

As you read the News-Review each week, you may stumble across an article every so often called “Hats and More”. Recently, the Sigourney News-Review attended a meeting of Hats and More to found out more about this group. While Hats and More considers itself to be an independent group, its origins can be traced back to the Red Hat Society, and an ad in the Sigourney News-Review in 2003.

“I put a notice in the paper saying I would like to start Red Hats. Anyone interested, meet at the EV Malt Shop in North English at 11:30 for lunch,” recounted Elaine Sorden, president of Hats and More, said after a recent meeting of the group. From that notice in the newspaper, 12 ladies showed up, as well as two guests.

That first meeting was held on May 28, 2003. Of the 12 initial ladies who showed up, six still attend monthly meetings. Since then, membership in general has increased. “We average 25 [each month], the most we’ve had is 37 members,” Sorden said.

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