Ladies don hats for cancer cure |

Ladies don hats for cancer cure

Story and Photos by Carolyn Pope
Special to the Daily/Carolyn PopeAida Grinberg and Heather Lemon decked out.

EDWARDS – Ladies love hats, not baseball caps, guy – real hats with feathers and bows that make them feel like ladies. Even ladies who think they don’t look good in hats love hats. There’s something feminine about pulling back your locks, clipping on some fun earrings and donning something with a wide brim. You just get noticed when you’re wearing a hat.

With that in mind, a group of ladies came up with the idea of a fund-raiser where women could dust off their chapeaus and enjoy a girls’ event. The event was organized by Karen Billings with help from Sandy Jacaruso, Lynn Gregg and Lara Chavis. Ooh La La! was the result – a brunch and fashion show held at Frites in June for the benefit of the Shaw Cancer Center.

Merchants from the Edwards area had a chance to show off some of their fun summer offerings. Gypsy Boutique, Sagebrush, Brush Creek Dry Goods, Lacy’s, Blitz, Asian Village and the Silver Buckle all showed off their clothes modeled by locals who strolled between the patio tables schmoozing the guests and hamming it up.Frites used the day as a kick-off to their new brunch service, offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Jim Errant, owner of Frites and Gore Range Brewery, generously underwrote the event.The very French event featured a silent auction and a live auction of dinner prepared by veterinarian Steve Warren, an event with Doug Abel from Juniper, and a bright pink scooter donated by fun consultant Amy Rowley.

“We wanted to have a fun event for the ladies,” Billings said. “It’s a chance to enjoy some great food, a glass of champagne and raise some money to fight cancer.”

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