NEW GROUP: Nanango residents have formed the South Burnett Red Hat Circle.
NEW GROUP: Nanango residents have formed the South Burnett Red Hat Circle. Claudia Baxter

New South Burnett residents start society to make friends

TWO new South Burnett residents are taking it upon themselves to make friends in the community.

Retirees Sheryl Elliott and Jean Bearda have found it difficult to make friends since moving to the area in 2018.

"It is hard to break into the community especially because in the well-established groups and associations the ladies have been involved for 100 years,” Mrs Elliott said.

"We are in our late 60s but agree that we act more like we are in our late 40s and we want to have some fun with ladies that want to do the same.”

The ladies have decided to form the South Burnett Red Hat Society, a social group for women to come together for social outings such as coffee dates, luncheons, the races and to visit the wineries.

"My husband and I moved here to retire and I think a lot of people are doing the same thing but when you are retired it is very difficult to form friendships ,” Mrs Elliott said.

The South Burnett Red Circle will follow the ideals of the worldwide phenomenon the Red Hat Society but will not be officially associate with the organisation.

"We will be following the mantra of the Red Hat Society but don't want to adopt their structure of committee and their fees,” Mrs Elliott said.

"We are happy with the response and prominent locals that have joined our group like Jane Erkens.”

At their gatherings the ladies will wear red hats and dress in purple. Ladies under the age of 50 will wear pink hats and dress in lavender.

The South Burnett group will having their first get together on Friday, January 25.

For more information join the South Burnett Red Hat Circle group on Facebook.

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