Children, Horses are Winners on Derby Day
A Kentucky Derby party hosted by the Equine Adoption and Rescue Foundation and Caring Children Clothing Children will bring some 150 guests to the Equine Adoption grounds at 6400 SW Martin Highway on Derby Day, May 4, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. This is the second year for the fund-raiser, which promises participants a ton of fun. Tickets are $50 if purchased by April 30, and $60 after. During the pre-derby festivities, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, Mint Julips and music as they raise money for the two nonprofit organizations. Guests will also view the Equine Rescue Foundation’s handsome
thoroughbreds as they parade by.
In true Kentucky Derby tradition, ladies are encouraged to wear glamorous hats. The gentlemen can, too, as last year’s Derby Hat Contest was won by a man. Gianni Crescini’s headgear stood out among the crowd as he sported a straw hat covered in roses with a horse perched atop. Guests can choose their favorite horses to win, place or show. They will watch the derby race
live on a giant screen. A silent auction also is planned. Every guest will leave a winner, knowing they’d helped the disadvantaged children and rescued
horses who will benefit from the event. Nearly $8,000 was raised to support the free clothing and literacy programs of Caring Children Clothing Children and the horses cared for by Equine Rescue last year.