Elegant hats with afternoon tea

Published 1:25 pm Saturday, February 3, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

Large hats, small hats, elegant hats and more will be seen at the 27th Annual Red and White Tea and Hat Show this year.

With the theme ‘A loving fellowship with lots of fun and food’, the event offers women an opportunity to socialize and enjoy a fashion show of the latest hats.

Mount Olive Baptist Church Senior Gospel Choir will host the event from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at Mount Olive Baptist Church Life Center located at 106 West Park Ave. in Orange. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

The program began when church member Maddie Johnson coordinated with Hats by Naomi of Houston to bring the latest in hat fashion to Orange every year. For approximately 15 years, that is how the program remained until it took on a more local flavor 10 years ago.

The Red and White Tea and Hat Show is held on the second Sunday of February every year. Though the weather may be cold, the atmosphere inside is warm and friendly.

With an expected 75-125 expected to attend, the event is sure to be a fun filled event. The church with the most attendance will receive a special gift.

President of the event is Senior Choir President Sister Loretta Jones and the Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church is Ronnie Crockett.