Sunday, April 15, 2012
Steeplechase and Hat Parade
April 14th was the date of the annual Atlanta Steeplechase for charity. Our correspondent reported from the event in Rome, Georgia with special attention paid to the Parade of Hats. Feathers, ribbons, buttons, and all manner of decorations were used to win blue ribbons in such categories as Most Beautiful, Most Fanciful, and Most Original. Ladies all wore hats. The bigger the better. No-one was allowed into the Premier boxes without a hat. The Steeplechase is the run-up hat wearing event to the Kentucky Derby to be held in just a few weeks at the end of May. Rome, Georgia was afloat in a sea of pale blue, creme, fushcia, and lilac. Sourhern belles and matrons know how to dress-up in their sundresses and hats.