What started as a dreary, rainy day soon became fine and sunny. Tables and chairs were set up amid much excitement and chatter. Red Hatters eagerly swarmed the merchandise tables, a first opportunity for many.


After lunch, Bendigo’s Golden Gadabouts entertained with a rendition of “A Son’s Lament”, about a son whose mother had joined Red Hats.


Ladies were excited to learn of hoots planned in Geelong and Tumbarumba in NSW.

Some ladies opted for a camel or miniature train ride which was great fun.




The raffle was drawn before we began packing up. Hatters from the newly registered chapters from Numurkah and Wunghnu thoroughly enjoyed their first Hatting experience and plan to attend more.

Thank you to all who helped make the day such a success and who donated money to cover the site fee.  SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!