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‘Hattitude’ celebration set at Angel Visit BC

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After an announcement of Angel Visit Baptist Church’s upcoming Hattitude celebration, some of the Hattitude committee members pose with church pastor Reverend Dr. Carla E. Lightfoot. They are, from left, Bessida Cauthorne White, Patricia Holmes, Katherine Bayton, Clinton Beale, Dr. Lightfoot, Kay Whitaker, Pauline Jones, Ramona Whitaker Garner, and Ray Whitaker.

“Hattitude: A Celebration of Our Crowning Glory” will be held Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. at Angel Visit Baptist Church, 29566 Tidewater Trail, Dunnsville. This program will be a celebration of the tradition of women in “church hats” and men dressed in their most stylish toppers.

Featured artists for Hattitude, “The Soul Seekers” of Mechanicsville, will present a concert of traditional gospel music. The Soul Seekers began their music ministry more than 50 years ago, and have performed all over the United States. They have had the privilege of sharing the stage with gospel greats such as “The Harmonizing Four,” Donnie McClurkin, Luther Barnes, and Shirley Caesar, to name but a few.

Hattitude will pay homage to the practice of women adorning their heads for worship, a tradition that is very much a part of Africana culture. Hattitude will feature a parade of hats with prizes given for the most outstanding hats. Refreshments will be served following the program.

The public is cordially invited to attend Hattitude. Those persons, men as well as women, who would like to participate in the hat competition should arrive by 2:45 p.m. to be in place for the hat parade. For further information, call Patricia Holmes at 443-9390.

posted 05.04.2016

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