It’s hats on for the Red/White Tea and Hat Show

Published 11:01 pm Friday, January 31, 2020

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Pull out the gloves and the lace handkerchiefs. 

Don the dress.

Select the hat, and remember, the larger the better.

Now head over the 29th Annual Red/White Tea and Hat Show from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Christian Life Center located at 106 West Park Ave. in Orange.

Mount Olive Baptist Church Senior Gospel Choir hosts the event each year as a way to showcase the latest in hat designs while enjoying fellowship.

There will be a special guest of the city.

The theme this year is “A Rejoicing Heart.” 

The verse for the event is 1 Chronicles 16:10 “Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.” 

It will be an evening of great entertainment; food, fun and fellowship with many surprises and door prizes will be available. 

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 14 years ago.

The Red and White Tea and Hat Show is held on the second Sunday of February every year. Jo Ann Raney is President of the organization. Reverend Ronnie Crockett Sr. is senior pastor.

Admission is free. 

Donations will be accepted.