Hat contestants show off their colors for the Block House Chases
The hat contest for the 72nd Block House Steeplechase meet was as popular as ever with approximately 50 or so ladies, girls and even a few gentlemen turning out in their best chapeaus for the competition. Landrum resident Isabella Sumner won the “most appropriate” for the children’s competition sporting a jaunty pink flamingo nestled in blue and white feathers. Alexis Bailey of Rutherfordton took second wearing a hat featuring an array of rainbow taffeta and large yellow and red flowers. Joy Davis and Reagan Alexander from Shelby, made a cute duo sporting matching top hats for third place.