Volunteer judges from the parks department and the city of Cedartown judged contestants on the most beautiful hat, most unique hat, most colorful hat, smallest hat and largest hat.
The winners were Irene Sherfield for most beautiful, Thelma Collins for most unique, Sally Calhoun for most colorful, Dick Austin for smallest hat and Ella Horton for largest hat.
According to John Stevenhagen, the hat parade is an annual event that has been going on for a few years.
“This is an event that we have just for fun,” Stevenhagen said. “The seniors really have a good time with it.”
The Cedartown Nutritional Center, located beside the Burt Wood Athletic Complex, offers a place for local seniors to come and fellowship, exercise or have lunch. The center also has a billiard room, which Stevenhagen says gets plenty of use.
Stevenhagen said the facility serves lunch five days a week to 35 to 40 seniors at the center, and they make at least 60 lunch deliveries to homebound seniors.
Stevenhagen, an assistant, a driver, and volunteers put the lunches together.
“These seniors have worked their whole life and paid their taxes,” Stevenhagen said. “We are proud to give them a place where they can come and have a meal and a good time.”