Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Several members of the Vivacious Vienna Red Hats, are enjoying the new picnic tables at shelter #1 “The Eagles” at the Vienna City Park. Front row from left: Trudy Felcyn, Betty Jones, Norma Martin, Pat Kalicki, Rosemarie Zawacki. Standing from left to right: Rose Harris, Ann Stachowiak, Sandy Belske, Ann Gazor, Esther Speletich, Dolly Hopkins, Barb Jones, Jean Taylor and Donna Kinkade. Picture taken by Lawrence Kinkade

Vienna Red Hats donate benches at the city park

Several members of the Vivacious Vienna Red Hats, are enjoying the new picnic tables at shelter #1 “The Eagles” at the Vienna City Park. Front row from left: Trudy Felcyn, Betty Jones, Norma Martin, Pat Kalicki, Rosemarie Zawacki. Standing from left to right: Rose Harris, Ann Stachowiak, Sandy Belske, Ann Gazor, Esther Speletich, Dolly Hopkins, Barb Jones, Jean Taylor and Donna Kinkade. Picture taken by Lawrence Kinkade
Several members of the Vivacious Vienna Red Hats, are enjoying the new picnic tables at shelter #1 “The Eagles” at the Vienna City Park. Front row from left: Trudy Felcyn, Betty Jones, Norma Martin, Pat Kalicki, Rosemarie Zawacki. Standing from left to right: Rose Harris, Ann Stachowiak, Sandy Belske, Ann Gazor, Esther Speletich, Dolly Hopkins, Barb Jones, Jean Taylor and Donna Kinkade. Picture taken by Lawrence Kinkade

The Vienna City Park is where the Red Hats usually meet for car pooling for several events.

On July 3, 2012, we met at the #1 shelter, “The Eagles,” to car pool to go to “Heavenly Cakes and Cafe” located in the old Ritz Hotel, downtown Paducah, Ky. Our “Queen Mother,” Betsy Wright was the hostess of the event.

While waiting for members to arrive, Betsy noticed that the picnic tables at the shelter were in much need of repair. She phoned the mayor and voiced her concern about the picnic tables in the shelter. We all left for our event and had a great time. That was our last event with Betsy.

Rex, 78 years old and Betsy Wright 76 years old, died July 11, 2012, from injuries they sustained in a head on vehicle crash in a construction zone in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.

I told her children, Scott Wright and Tracy Dalton, about her last event with˙us and how much fun we had.

To honor their parents Scott and Tracy have donated six big beautiful metal picnic tables, and one small square one for the center of the round Eagle shelter. They are reddish orange with blue/black legs. We are all so proud of them and hope the public takes good care of them. They are an improvement to our beautiful city park.

Thank you so much, Wright family. I am sure Betsy and Rex are very pleased, happy and proud of their family and smiling real big from heaven.

God Bless!

Thank you also to Lawrence and Donna Kinkade for taking the pictures at the park.

Dolly Hopkins

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