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Red Hats perform, solve mystery

Ticonderoga-based women’s group remains active

The Ladies Between the Lakes of the Red Hat Society recently presented their annual mystery. The production, performed at Some Where In Time mansion in Diamond Point, featured Ann Westervelt, Liz Nolfe, Susan Rathbun, Juanita Napper, Alta LaPine, Diane LaCourse, Carol Barnwell and Dawn House.

The Ladies Between the Lakes of the Red Hat Society recently presented their annual mystery. The production, performed at Some Where In Time mansion in Diamond Point, featured Ann Westervelt, Liz Nolfe, Susan Rathbun, Juanita Napper, Alta LaPine, Diane LaCourse, Carol Barnwell and Dawn House.

— Whodunit?

That’s what the Ladies Between the Lakes of the Red Hat Society had to figure out recently as they presented their annual mystery.

“We began our mysteries to enhance our fun experience and they provide a bit of suspense along with entertainment,” said Dawn House of the ladies group. “This year’s mystery, ‘Gone With The Breeze,’ was to discover who stole the mortgage money for the great plantation Kara and stole the heart of Bret Rutler.  Among the characters were Maggie Nolya, Dixie Mason and Sherry Blossom.

“This is our 10th mystery,” she said. “If we keep going, we may be on our way to Hollywood!”

The production, performed at Some Where In Time mansion in Diamond Point, featured Ann Westervelt, Liz Nolfe, Susan Rathbun, Juanita Napper, Alta LaPine, Diane LaCourse, Carol Barnwell and House.

The production was just the latest event for the Ticonderoga-based Red Hat Society. Since it formed in 2002, the group has held monthly gatherings.

“Our official name is Ladies Between the Lakes of the Red Hat Society,” House said. “We started out with eight members and grew to almost 100 over the years.  We are now at 58 members.  

“The main purpose of the Red Hat Society is to have fun and build friendships for women over the age of 50,” she said. “We meet once a month for lunch and have gone to many restaurants, almost never repeating the same restaurant. These lunches are combined with an interesting venue, such as  the Saratoga races, dinner theaters, the cruises on Lakes George, the Garnet Mines, casino, Soap Factory, Morgan Horse Farm, various museums and a hilarious fashion show.  For our outing in October we are going to the Chilson Brook Alpaca Farm.

“Through membership in this group, many friendships have been made,” House said.

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