GREAT VARIETY—Lois Mufuka Martin, Barbara Howard, Lynne Popash and Chris Howard
What a difference a year can make. Last year on the first Saturday in May the weather was chilly and wet. This year on May 5 the weather was warm and the sun came out to welcome hundreds for the 20th annual PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon.
This year the location was east of Pittsburgh in Highland Park and more than $500,000 was raised to benefit our city’s most valuable green spaces. Ladies and gents wore hats that ranged from the conservative to the dramatic. Many guests came from hundreds of miles away but came without hats.
CONSERVATIVE TO THE UNUSUAL—Ginny Merchant and Jackie Dixon—2018 hat luncheon committee
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL—Peggy Harris and Melanie Crockard
BEAUTIFUL IN NAVY—Marsha Jones
CHECKING INTO HIGHLAND PARK—Jacki Bauer and Doris Carson Williams
LOVELY LADIES—Valerie McDonald Roberts and Ernestine Taylor (Photos by Debbie Norrell)
WELCOME—Phil Gruszka, Pam Rollings and Richard Reed
WE SEE THE FUTURE—Tim McVay and David Bush
GRAND STYLE—Roseanne Wholey and Lisa Freeman
SPRING HAT LUNCHEON CO-CHAIRS—Jayne Miller, Mollie Hanna Lang, Mary McKinney Flaherty, Emily Mack Jamison, Jimmi Sue Smith and Ramsey Lyons
This year the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy welcomes a new President & CEO, Jayne Miller. Miller comes to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy after serving as Superintendent of the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board for the past seven years.
Bill Demcha, Chairman, President and CEO The PNC Financial Services Group, said public parks promote wellness, enhance the environment and strengthen communities. Well-maintained parks increase real estate values for the properties that surround them and improve the quality of life for all who enjoy them.