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Out & About: 17th annual Hat Luncheon benefits Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra

June 4, 2018 GMT

There was a story behind every hat at the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 17th annual Hat Luncheon on June 2 at the Greensburg Country Club.

As ladies gathered for the “Champagne & Chapeaux” event, some shared those stories.

Teri Bowes wore a little topper with a long satin ribbon that her great-grandmother had purchased from Gimbel Brothers (a Philadelphia and New York shopping emporium) somewhere around the turn of the 20th century.

Jan Taylor-Condo’s broad-brimmed number was adorned with a hat pin that had belonged to hubby Pat Condo’s late mother.

Kaaren Tintori didn’t know the exact provenance of her feminine bowler-style hat but knew it was vintage, purchased at one of the symphony supporters’ Cheap ’N Chic swap sales.

r”What a beautiful array of hats,” said hat luncheon founder and advisor Linda Assard in opening remarks. “I think all of them would be appropriate for the royal wedding!”

Artistic Director Daniel Meyer, with wife Mary Persin, promised a “fabulous” 50th anniversary season for the symphony, which opens Oct. 13.

Hat luncheon co-chairs were Karen Kohut and Diane Nickoloff. Committee members included Janie Belden, Jill Briercheck, Sheila Caramella, Mary Ann Fusco, Phyllis Kluska, Jo Ann Lightcap, Jo Ellen Numerick, June Penta and Sharyn Sekora.

Also helping to make the event a success were Deborah Dunlap, Patricia Smiy, Darlene Delaini, Barbara Ferrier, Nancy Jamison, Barbara Nakles, Patricia Walt and Susan White.

Seen: Endy Reindl, Sharon Smith, Barbara Christner, Jennifer Kettering, Briana Kane, Susan Ray, Joann Eberhardt, Arlene Wohlin, Debbie Wohlin, Linda Brown, Jo Rossi, Kim Kramer, Phyllis Bertok, June Anton, Wendy Anton, Michele Bononi, Paul Nickoloff, Alex Kohut, Tom Kohut, Tiffany Schmoyer and Joy Carroll.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.