The 11th Annual Hats and Pearls luncheon to benefit Penelope House is Thursday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road, Mobile. Individual tickets are $60; a table for 10 is $550. Call 251-342-2809 for tickets or more information.
The event includes fashions by Been There Boutique.
Tonie Ann Coumanis Torrans, spokesperson for the luncheon, said that there will be a hat contest with categories as follows: Prettiest, Most Outrageous or Unique, Best Coordinated Outfit and People's Choice. Also featured will be hand-decorated plates.
The mission of Penelope House is to provide safety, protection and support to the victims of domestic violence and their children through the provision shelter, advocacy and individual and community education.