Out & About: Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Hat Luncheon
The 15th annual Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Hat Luncheon was held June 4 at the Greensburg Country Club.
Half the fun is looking at the hats and learning their stories.
Karen Rich Douglas named her handmade chapeau “Hat Trick.” It was fashioned with black and gold ribbons and topped with a foil-covered Stanley Cup.
The fuchsia wide-brim hat Wendy Anton purchased from Nordstrom for her mother, June Anton, was too big. They used weather stripping to line the inside to make it fit perfectly.
The vintage hat Kaaren Tintori wore had a drawstring, so it adjusted to any size. She and Linda Austin got their toppers this spring at the WSO Cheap and Chic sale.
Linda Bennett bought her hat in Italy.
The event began with a mimosa reception and violin selections by WSO assistant principal Ramona Coppage and student Libby Krieger. The silent auction included an oil painting by Dennis Bruss.
Linda Assard welcomed guests, thanked sponsors and introduced co-chairwomen Diane Nickoloff and Karen Kohut.
Assard served on the committee with Tintori, Douglas, Jane Church, Mary Ann Fusco, Phyllis Kluska, Jan Taylor-Condo, Janie Belden, Linda Blum, Sheila Caramella, Lana Booher, Jill Briercheck, June Penta, Jo Ann Lightcap, Joan Stairs, Ellen Smail, Sharyn Sekora, JoEllen Numerick and Suzanna Masartis.
Champagne pourers were Paul Nickoloff, Pat Condo, Mud Kluska, Tom Kohut, Alex Kohut and Bob Sekora.
Seen: Nancy Jamison, Michel Franklin,Candy Nelson,Rosine Dull,Linda Brown,Cathy Kindel,Annah Sukay,Debbi Hamaty,Jody Keating,Kim Kramer,Phyllis Bertok,Tommie Kornecke,Jo Rossi,Yvonne Stack,Gretchen Troiano,Faye Rosatti,JoAnn Eberhardt,George andMichael Shaner,Candace Cassidy and Arlene Wohlin.
Dawn Law is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.