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Red Hat August Meeting Article
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014

Mason’s Scarlet Punchers, those fun-loving, frivolous “women of a certain age,” who like to don purple attire and red hats, survived “Christmas in July,” our luncheon last month, with “party manners” intact.

As you may or may not know, this was more difficult than you’d expect, given that part of Christmas in July was a Chinese Auction, where items were chosen, unwrapped, displayed, coveted, stolen, then stolen again. Eventually, after the dust settled, everyone had a delightful time, a delicious lunch at Nacho’s, and everyone went home with a wonderful prize.

You may remember, in last month’s article, explaining Christmas in July, an admonition was given about good sportsmanship. Apparently, a word to the wise was sufficient, as there was remarkably little pouting, crying, whining, finger-pointing, or other un-ladylike behavior during the Chinese Auction. In fact, we Scarlet Punchers were so pleased with ourselves about our restraint and good manners, we decided that August’s Scarlet Punchers luncheon would be a good old-fashioned tea party.

This further test of refinement will be held at the home of Sherie Clarkson, on Monday, August 11th, at 11:30 AM. Please dig out those pearls, white gloves, and, as usual, red hats and purple clothing, practice drinking tea with your pinkie curled, whip up a plate of finger sandwiches, or other “ladies who lunch” fare, grab a friend, and join us. If you won a prize in JUNE (NOT last month), bring a prize this month. As usual, friends are welcome - we hope to see you there! Remember - Scarlet Punchers are the “fun bunch” - no “good causes,” no “volunteering,” just fellowship, fun, and food. And prizes, of course!

For more information, call Lenore Newsom, 347-2766, Lynn Hedges, 347-0152, Sherie Clarkson, 347-5762, or Mary Carlman, 347-2290.

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