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Kentucky Derby Party A good time was had by all on Sat., May 3rd when about 85 people enjoyed watching the 140th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in Kentucky on the big screen. As the pictures show, we were dressed in our Derby attire for our own Kentucky Derby Party in Tara Woods. The food was great and the Mint Juleps were flowing. Thanks to George Daly and Ken Clark for “keeping them coming” throughout the afternoon. The two bouquets of red roses were won by Lynn Porter and Dottie Hargrove. Congratulations, ladies, and also to our 50/50 winner. The betting table was run, once again, by our race official, George D’Alessandro,

assisted this year by Barbara Roland and Linda McKay. Lorraine Milligan and “new guy” (He’s so new, I didn’t get his name. Sorry!) did a great job of selling the 50/50 tickets. Mary Ellen Gold made sure everyone was given a “free” ticket to win the roses. Thank you all for pitching in and helping to keep the party going. Thanks to everyone who helped set up and take down tables and chairs before and after the party. I’ve never seen it done so quickly! All the ladies looked great in their hats and the men very dapper. It was a tough decision, but two impartial, unnamed judges picked out two outstanding hats for the ladies and one for a man to

win prizes. The Bishops, Wanda and Carolyn won for the ladies and, Joey Murphy, nephew visiting Dawn & Bob Benjamin, won for the men. Next year you are encouraged to join in the fun and make the decision even more difficult, especially for the men. This was a record number of people attending this year. Thanks to you all for your support of this fun event. Janet & George Daly

Belmont Stakes Get-Together A group of 30 of us gathered on Sat., June 7th, to cheer on “California Chrome” who won the Kentucky Derby and went on to win the second leg of the “Triple Crown”, the “Preakness Stakes” in Baltimore, MD. Unfortunately, he failed to win the third leg, the “Belmont Stakes” which would have given him the honor of being the first horse to win all three races since “Affirmed” did so in 1978. Our evening included

playing “Triple Crown” Jeopardy and betting on a First and Second Place win. In spite of “Chrome’s” disappointing finish, it was a good race and we had a couple of big winners. Thanks to everyone who helped set up in the morning and put away tables and chairs after the race. Maybe next year we’ll have another opportunity to cheer on a “Triple Crown” hopeful. Janet & George Daly

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