Purple and red have become Edi Lambert's go-to colors. She joined Jefferson City's Classy Red Hatters as a charter member in 2001 and was crowned queen of the group this month.
The Classy Red Hatters is a group belonging to the international Red Hat Society, the largest women's social group in the world. The Red Hat Society and its chapters allow women to dress up, socialize and have fun.
"I worked with wonderful women, but there are just girl things you want to do," Lambert said. "I wanted girl friends my own age with my interests."