The 39th running of Point-to-Point turned out to be a very good year for women to wear hats.
Of course stylish head pieces are a tradition at Winterthur’s annual steeplechase event. But this year millinery offered women with coifs protection from the scattered rain showers that seemed to strike about once every hour.
And this year the temps barely climbed out of the 50’s. “We came with our entire family and just about all of us came prepared,” said Hockessin resident Diane Crivelli, whose husband Peter protection under large golf umbrellas whenever the skies opened up. “But one of our daughters loved her pink dress and refused to wear a jacket or sweater over it, so she’s been shivering all day,” she said.
That’s the way it goes with Wilmington’s rite of spring — the opportunity for women to debut a new seasonal outfit or for the men to sport seersucker suits and a dashing blazer often comes with the chance that Mother Nature might not cooperate.
There were many points throughout the day on Sunday when the sun peeked out and the grounds were glorious. Tailgaters seemed to enjoy it all, including the horse-drawn carriages in the Frolick Weymouth Carriage Parade, the excitement of the horse races, people watching, and of course mingling with friends all afternoon.