‘Hattitude’ Brunch | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 15, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 12, 2017 at 12:02 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
“We All ‘Wear’ Many Hats” — the theme for the Colleton Training School/Colleton High School Alumni Association’s fourth annual “Hattitude” Brunch — was a fitting one as the crowd gathered Saturday April 8, wearing hats of all colors and types.
This yearly event is sponsored to promote and foster the organization’s community service programs and to maintain its building located on Gruber Street in Walterboro, which is named for a former instructor Ray T. Johnson.
Several items were auctioned during the silent auction, including gift baskets designed by Paula Todd and Brenda Fields, a basket with a purple and white afghan made by Patricia Grant, stuffed animals for the children, and two large wall paintings – “Buffalo Soldiers” and “Faith, Hope, and Love.” Additionally, door prizes were awarded to two winners at each table.
Each year the group recognizes the oldest man and woman in attendance, with this year’s winners being Mrs. Ruth Siders and the Rev. Arthur Gilliard. Each was given a framed photograph of the memorial bust of the Tuskegee Airmen, taken by Herman G. Bright.
The menu for the brunch included Lowcountry shrimp and grits, sausage, eggs, biscuits with jelly, assorted cupcakes and fruit, coffee, orange juice and water.
Dr. Queenie L. Crawford and Min. Anna S. Bright served as mistresses of ceremonies for the event.
Bright performed a monologue entitled “Reality and Humor: You Know You Had A Black Mother If…” and served as the narrator in the “GLO for HIM” production of “Our Roots in Song: Blues, Jazz and Gospel.” Queenie Crawford entertained the crowd with her diverse renditions of songs, while Jacqueline Williams delivered with the well-known gospel song, “How I Got Over.” Musicians included Bob Crawford, Anthony Alston, Cathy Alston and David Taylor.
Serving on the Committee for the fourth annual Hattitude Brunch were Patricia Grant, chairperson; Anna Bright, Paula Todd, Trendell Lights and Queenie Crawford.
To find out more about the Colleton Training School/Colleton High School Alumni Association, Inc. visit www.ctschswolverines.org or call 843-542-6546.