2012-06-14 / Local & State

Decorated Hats Compete For “Top Hat” Titles

1st annual Strawberry Fest hat contest held


Men’s Winner Ashton Doyle Men’s Winner Ashton Doyle The hat contest held Friday evening at the Fulton Theatre during the Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s annual Strawberry Festival saw a number of decorated, themed hats vying for “top hat” honors in five categories: Kentucky Derby, floral fantasy, Mad Hatter, vintage (pre-1965) and men’s – No caps! No camo!

A first-time event at the Strawberry Festival, the contest was organized by Mrs. Teabody (aka Lin Henry), proprietress of Tickle Your Fancy, a gift and tea shop located along Lincoln Way West in downtown McConnellsburg. Judging the hats were Inez Eddy and Sherry Metz.

Contestants were each given a special hat-wearing strawberry button designed by Eddy’s Engraving to commemorate their participation, and prizes were awarded to the winners. Contestants also enjoyed refreshments that included, of course, a variety of teas.


Vintage Winner Christy Willingham Vintage Winner Christy Willingham Mrs. Teabody says she plans to make the Strawberry Festival Hat Contest an annual event



Floral Fantasy Winner Cindy Glessner Floral Fantasy Winner Cindy Glessner

Kentucky Derby Winner Donna House Kentucky Derby Winner Donna House

Mad Hatter Winner Joy Dasher Mad Hatter Winner Joy Dasher

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