(next year: March 30, 2013)
Thank you for bringing Charleston an event that truly sets it apart! Meredith Siemens
Our Promenade is respectful of the Easter holiday and welcomes the spring season in a bouquet of hats of all colors. It is called a "Promenade," as opposed to a "parade," since it reflects the grace, gentility, and traditions of Charleston. As The Post and Courier wrote, "It is not walking. It is not sashaying. It is not strutting. It is a leisurely walk taken for pleasure, to display one's finery, etc.' It is "hats off to our Hat Ladies, proud preservationists of promenading."
The Post and Courier thought so highly of our Promenade they included it on the first page of their Guide to Life in The Lowcountry, 2012 edition. The caption "Welcome to Charleston" was followed by a half page photo of Sissa and Ed Green with St. Michaels and the Courthouse in the background under the blue skies of our Holy City.
We are fortunate to have an excellent Youtube video of this year's Promenade
http://youtu.be/0RGgFccYIq8 and even one from last year:
Another wonderful link comes to us from WCIV/ABC:
Now we cordially invite you to
Now we cordially invite you toCLICK ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING ICONS so Promenade 2012 can pass you by:
Gathering at Washington Park
Strolling the Historic Streets of Charleston
Enjoying The Palmer Home Bed and Breakfast
Spending the Rest of The Day and The Holiday Weekend
Receiving the Nicest Letters
Acknowledging Those who Made it Happen
Picture the Hat Ladies