Gov. Jack Markell affirms Red Hat Day April 25

Lewes Mayor Jim Ford to issue Proclamation March 18
February 18, 2013

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has affirmed April 25 as Red Hat Day in the state of Delaware.

This year will be the 15th anniversary of the Red Hat Society, which is a women's international society dedicated to reshaping the way women are viewed in today's culture.

The RHS encourages women to pursue fun, friendship, freedom and the fulfillment of lifelong dreams. It serves as the focal point for all communications and opportunities for its members, offering tools, tips, discounts, services and events specifically with society members in mind. More information can be found at

Royal Queen and RHS Ambassador BJ Young has announced that to celebrate this auspicious occasion, the Queens Court of the Crowned Jewels Chapter of the RHS will be having a very special Royal High Tea at the Brick Hotel in Georgetown Thursday, April 25, for all members of the Red Hat Society. Sussex County Councilwoman Joan Deaver, who is also a member of the Red Hat Society, will be the guest speaker. The event will include live music, vendors, 50/50, door prizes, gifts, a prize for the best red hat and a display of all Red Hat proclamations.

Women who renew their membership or join the Red Hat Society at this event will be given a gift. Applications will be available and a personal check made out to the Red Hat Society for $20 membership will be required to be eligible for the special gift.

Reservations and information for the high tea are now being accepted; contact Queen Ruth deRoberts at 302-947-4533.

Special rated lodging will be available at the Brick Hotel for members of the RHS.  Provide membership card when reserving room.  Contact the Brick Hotel directly at 18 The Circle, Georgetown; 302-855-5800; restaurant 302-856-1836; fax 302-856-1899; toll free 877-88-BRICK.

Chapter members of the RHS will be receiving a proclamation from Lewes Mayor Jim Ford at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Lewes City Hall. All members of any chapter and their guests are invited to attend. Lewes is particularly important to Delaware's RHS because it is the founding town of the Crowned Jewels, which is one of the first Delaware-based Queens Chapters, and Lewes resident Young was one of the first Delaware Queens designated by this international society. The Crowned Jewels Chapter membership spans Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., at the present time. Young can be contacted at