2014 Lexington National | FOHBC Hat Contest


2014 Lexington National | FOHBC Hat Contest

06 August 2014


Apple-Touch-IconAWe tried to add a little extra excitement to the Cocktail Party and Banquet on Friday evening at the Lexington National. Our idea was to have a hat contest based on some of the grand hats that are worn at the Kentucky Derby and to celebrate our Run for the Roses bottle competition event that followed the Banquet.


The theme had to be horses, bottles or both. We were quite pleased that a few neat hats showed up. They were judged by Federation member, Dar Furda from California. The winner, Leanne Peace was announced at the banquet and won a pontiled midwest decanter. Enjoy the pictures and thanks to all who participated and allowed us to have some extra fun.

All photographs by FOHBC photographer, Scott Selenak.


FOHBC Lexington National Souvenir Program Hat Contest notice.


Helen Forbes from Big Sur, California seems quite happy with her pony hat.


Pam Selenak from Orange, California gives the glamour pose.


Cindy Maryo from Victorville, California with her Pot Lid hat.


A smiling Cindy Maryo.


Elizabeth Meyer from Houston, Texas with her roses and backwards facing horse?


Rumor has it that Helen was going to wear her hat back on the plane.


Janet Finch (Farmington Hills, Michigan) wants to know where she can get a hat like Elizabeth’s.


Trish Manfredi from South Glastonbury, Connecticut


Little bottles on the Leanne Peace (Memphis, Tennessee) hat.


Leanne Peace


Back of the Leanne Peace hat


Trish and Peter Manfredi from South Glastonbury, Connecticut wear themed hats.


Elizabeth Meyer and roses galore.


More of the backwards horse.


Peter Manfredi from South Glastonbury, Connecticut


Jerry Forbes, always in the rift place at the right time.


The winner of the Hat Contest: Leanne Peace so surprised with her new midwest decanter.

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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