Women and children from surrounding communities came together this past Sunday afternoon on the occasion of One Eleuthera’s PINK Tea Party and Hat Show hosted in partnership with Eleuthera Arts and Cultural Center and Cancer Society of Eleuthera.

The elegantly decorated Arts Center welcomed women adorned in hats of all shapes and sizes. Tables were richly set with beautiful chinaware owned by various households in Tarpum Bay. Spectacular hats as old as 50 years and as young as a few months old were on display and were available for those who came ‘hatless’. Hot and cold teas and delicious pastries of all assortments were available for refreshment.

Community Outreach Coordinator of the One Eleuthera Foundation, Maisie Pinder, took advantage of this gathering of nearly 50 women by sharing vital tips with them on how to take charge of their own breast health. This is her mandate as her position is funded by a grant from Susan G. Komen.

Maisie also put forth a challenge to all women to contribute to the Eleuthera Imaging Program (EIP). EIP will provide reasonably priced mammogram and ultrasound services on the island of Eleuthera. This will be a relief, especially for those women who are financially strained and are unable to travel to Nassau to obtain such services.

The ladies had a grand time participating in fun table activities and getting to know each other better. In the midst were a few cancer survivors who were recognized, encouraged and assured of the support of the ladies present. The afternoon culminated with special thanks from Audrey Carey, Executive Director of the Eleuthera Arts and Cultural Center and some of the ladies showcasing their beautiful hats.