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6 Apr 2018

The Drifters, Inc. of Southeastern Pennsylvania hold ‘Hattitude’ event to benefit scholarship fund

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April 6, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  From the left: Jaynee Reeves- Davis, Rosalind Realer, Leah Williams, Donna Roderick- Members of The Drifters Inc. of Southeastern Pennsylvania model hats for auction.


Patricia Gilliam Clifford

By Patricia Gilliam Clifford

The Drifters, Inc. of Southeastern Pennsylvania held its 15th Annual “Hattitude for Education” Hat Auction and Luncheon, on March 26, 2018 at the Sheraton Valley Forge. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Drifters Scholarship Fund.

The theme for this year’s Hattitude was “Help a student Rise Up!” That’s exactly what the sell-out crowd did when members of the group took to the stage in fabulous hats!

These ladies choreographed a spectacular routine that generated a huge round of applause.

Lena Mcilwain and Nia Campbell fashionably dressed for the fundraiser.
(Photo courtesy: The Drifters, Inc. of Southeastern Pennsylvania)

The mission of the Drifters, Inc. is to “strengthen our families, to build better communities, save our children and assist our seniors.”


They are known as a group of dynamic women with charitable, civic, educational and social interests who have dedicated their talents to the enhancement of their chosen communities and the universal image of womanhood.

The national theme of The Drifters, Inc. is: Strengthen our families to build better communities: Save our children. Assist our seniors.

The Drifters Inc. originated in Waco, Texas, in 1954. By December of that year, the first chapter was established in Chicago.

From the left: Emmett Peabody, Alonzo Davis, Kyle Norton, Tim Roderick.

During the next two years, chapters were organized in Louisville, Indianapolis, St. Louis, New York and Greater Kansas City.

The first and founding convention of The Drifters, Inc. was hosted by the Chicago Chapter at the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel in October 1957.

Congratulations and best wishes to The Drifters, Inc. of Southeastern Pennsylvania!

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