Red Hat Dolls of the Valley honored Betty Portman at their June meeting June 21 at Berg Harvest in Paonia.
Betty has been the Queen Bee of this group for a number of years. Incoming Queen Bee will be Carol Jean Garner.
Carol Jean presented Betty with a floral arrangement featuring red roses and purple carnations -- colors associated with Red Hat accessories. Portman also received a delicate sugar and creamer set. Reciprocating Portman presented Carol Jean with a cookbook and Red Hat pins.
Attending the occasion were Jean Flotho, Joyce Chapdelaine, Joyce Holybee, Claudia King, Georgia Mettz, Carol White, Lisa Walker, Bobbie Selk, Garner and Portman.
King was hostess. Tables were decorated in a patriotic theme with American flags and local cherries as gifts. King also gave a brief talk about her trip to Scandinavia illustrated with snapshots from Norway, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Poland, the Soviet Union, Finland and Sweden.
Two of the four marijuana questions on the November ballot were narrowly approved by voters in the City of Delta. Measure 2F allows the establishment of medical marijuana centers. Measure 2H permits the establishment of medical marijuana cultivation, testing, research and manufacturing facilities.