Evelyn Logwood had the prettiest Easter hat April 2 at the Ascension Council on Aging’s Spring Fling according to a group of judges who viewed the parade of hats.
Senior citizens used stuffed animals, crosses, plastic eggs, colorful straw, leaves, lace, ribbon and even a plastic football to decorate hats for the bonnet contest.
In addition to the hat contest, seniors hunted for eggs and danced to the music of Mason McClain and Binky Glenmeyer at the Gonzales Senior Center.
Council on Aging Executive Director Darlene Schexnayder said the group hid more than 800 eggs for more than 100 seniors attending the party.
JoAnn Williams’ entry took second place in the hat contest, and Geraldine Sharper was third.
Ora Garon won the most original hat category, with Mary Franklin and Eva Lewis also picking up prizes in that category.
Lucille Taylor, who carried a flashing sign that matched her hat, won first place in the funniest category, with Bernadette Millien in second place and Clarence Rome, third.
In the most creative category, Rosa Braud was first, Helen McNeal was second and Shirley Stelly, third.
Gail Barter’s hat won for having the best theme, with Mary Chauff and Laura Morgan also placing in the category.
Honorable mention went to Lillian Owens, Gladys Brown and Barbara Laice.