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Out & About: NAACP mixes hats and attitude for ‘Hattitude’ event

Shirley McMarlin
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From left: Rosa Roane and Ernest and Evelyn Horton, all of Murrysville, gather during the “Hattitude” luncheon, hosted by the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Religious Affairs Committee.
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(from left), Julia McFadden, Linda West, Pastor Reed Moore and Diana Flowers, gather for a photo during the "Hattitude" luncheon, hosted by the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Religious Affairs Committee, held at the Greater Parkview Church in Greensburg on Saturday afternoon, July 20, 2019.
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From left: Musician Gwendolyn Franklin joins Ruth Tolbert, branch president, Tina Aiken and Adrienne Russell, religious affairs chairperson.
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(from left), Ruth Tolbert, branch president, joins her mother, Dorothy Skillings, and Naomi Henderson for a photo, during the "Hattitude" luncheon, hosted by the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Religious Affairs Committee, held at the Greater Parkview Church in Greensburg on Saturday afternoon, July 20, 2019.
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From left: Guest speakers Evangelist Earnestine Moore, First Lady and Johnstown District Missionary of First Unity Church of God in Christ, Jeannette; Bishop Carl E. Jones Sr., pastor of Greater Parkview Church, Greensburg; and the Rev. Christina Reed, pastor of Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, Duquesne

Combine a hat with some attitude and what do you get? Hattitude.

That was the name given to a July 20 luncheon hosted by the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Religious Affairs Committee at Greater Parkview Church in Greensburg.

The serious aspect of the event dealt with attitude, via sermonettes provided by three guest speakers.

The Rev. Christine Reed, pastor of Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church in Duquesne, spoke on “Salvation.” Bishop Carl E. Jones Sr., pastor of the host church, delved into “True Worship.” The topic of “Holiness” was tackled by Evangelist Earnestine Moore, first lady and Johnstown district missionary of First Unity Church of God in Jeannette.

For the light-hearted part, guests — both ladies and gentlemen — were invited to don their favorite head gear for an impromptu fashion parade and the chance to win prizes in various categories.

Music for the event was provided by Gwendolyn Franklin of First Antioch Baptist Church in Greensburg.

Welcoming guests were NAACP branch President Ruth Tolbert and Adrienne Russell, Religious Affairs Committee chairperson.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected]web.com or via Twitter .

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