Photo gallery: Hats off to creativity at Ocean Beach Woman’s Club contest


A crowd of sartorial competitors threw their hats in the ring for the third Ocean Beach Woman’s Club Hat Contest on April 6 at Dirty Birds restaurant.

The inspiration for the hat contest came from a book by Kathy Blavatt called “Ocean Beach: Where Land and Water Meet.” It contains a photo of Mae Clarke wearing a tall, elaborately decorated floral hat around 1960.

This year’s contest, themed “Hat Encounters of the OB Kind,” rewarded winners in the categories Ode to Mae (an homage to the Woman’s Club’s garden tradition), Most OBcean, Most Original, Most Out of This World and Most Luminous (coordinating with the Luminosity Festival of Light and drone show scheduled for the Fourth of July at the Ocean Beach Pier).

All in attendance were given a ballot to choose their favorites in each category.

— Point Loma-OB Monthly staff


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