Saturday, May 7, 2011

Post time to finish, Hoosier Derby is night of fun

Sweet Lips Lucy won the sixth race last night at Sagamore Golf Club. Friday’s big winners, however, were the Hamilton County seniors that Meals on Wheels will be able to feed due to the generosity of Hoosier Derby Party guests and sponsors.

Everywhere you turned in the clubhouse, people were having a good time. They cheered wildly for the likes of Dixie Doodle, Explosive Joy and Salty Maud at the virtual horse races, placing Derby Dollar bets on the next race as quickly as they scooped up winnings from the last.

The Steve Elliott Band provided some great music, whether you wanted to sit and listen or engage in conversation with a background of show tunes, jazz and popular music from not-so-long-ago days. The dinner buffet was as delicious as it was tempting, and the complimentary mint juleps were a perfect Southern touch.

Two additions to the Derby, MoW’s second, were the popular Fish Face Photo Booth and a silent auction where a wide variety of treat-filled baskets gave guests the opportunity to walk out the door with a unique souvenir.

When you talk about unique, though, you’ve got to talk about the hats. Britain’s royals had nothing on these creative partygoers.

It was one night – one wonderful night of fun and fundraising for Meals on Wheels – where an uncovered head was out of the ordinary.

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