Foley Woman’s Club gearing up for Mad Hatter’s Event


FOLEY - The month has arrived, and the Foley Woman’s Club’s Annual Mad Hatter’s Event will be here on Wednesday, March 18!

The ladies held their March meeting mere days away from the event, embracing the true reason behind the club and its annual fundraiser by donating to the Baldwin County Boys Ranch.

“This is just one of the ways that we’re able to give back to the community, and every year we like to do something special for the Boys Ranch,” said club member Sylvia Womack. “We have a packet of passes so they can spend all day long at the Creekside Mini Golf and Arcade, and they can either play in the arcade or play on the mini golf courses. We also decided to throw in a little money for them to spend towards snack and drinks. We’ve also included the chaperones so they can play and get snacks as well.”

The Baldwin County Boys Ranch takes in boys ages seven to seventeen, typically from single-parent homes or who have been living with their grandparents or great-grandparents. The staff teaches them responsibility, to be respectful, and the importance of being a productive member of society.

Following the donation, Doctor Nathan Luoma from One Life Chiropractic spoke, detailing natural ways for a healthy lifestyle and talking about the three secrets to achieving one: nutrition, exercise, and stress management.

The next meeting will take place on Monday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Foley. April is library month at the Foley Woman’s Club, and Foley Public Library Genealogy Specialist Jeanette Bornholt will be the guest speaker.

But before we head into April, there’s only a handful of tickets left for the Mad Hatter’s Event, and they’re going fast!

The 15th Annual Mad Hatter’s Event will be held at the Foley Civic Center, with doors opening at 10 a.m. This year’s theme will be World of Books and will feature tables decorated with different book themes. Tickets for this year’s event are $25 and include a lite lunch and tons of entertainment. Bo Grant, lead singer of The Platters, will perform on stage, and attendees can enjoy a silent auction, gift raffles, a fashion show, $500 Pot-of-Gold, and of course, the famous hat parade and hat contest. Categories for the contest include “Most Creative Theme,” “Wackiest,” and “Most Glamourous.”

The 2019 event raised a record breaking $22,000 to be given out to local women and children’s organizations.

For tickets, contact Sylvia Womack at 251-955-5294 or, or Kelly Barrett at 251-609-9778,, or stop by Checkouts in Foley.