He then “put on a different hat” to judge our hat parade. Last year had seen an overwhelming array of hats, but this year’s Olympic theme attracted only a modest dozen or so entrants, but all of high quality. In many ways it made a better spectacle, as chairman Steve led the behatted parade twice round the room in front of enthusiastic watchers, and Raymond Rush showed his mettle by inviting audience reaction, and making impromptu pithy and witty comments, for each of the hats.
Finally, June Gibbs was judged to be a worthy winner with her swimming outfit, with an Olympic flame hat and a Pole Vault hat second and third.
The quiz questions proved somewhat testing perhaps, particularly the Olympic posers, but forced a tie-break to decide the second prize winners. A brief singing of White Christmas kept us in party mode after an enjoyable afternoon, and concluded the 2011 monthly events. Next year, perhaps no hats, and some music again, who knows?