Some residents and guest at the community center in Grand Horizons on May 7 to watch the Kentucky Derby on TV. There were more than 40 people there and everyone had a good time. The gathering was hosted by Judi Davis. From my understanding, she did a fine job.
From what Judi told me, they had plenty to eat and individual snacks were brought by the people who attended. There was a variety of foods, such as Benedictine dip (a dip from the Kentucky Derby), pies, shrimp and more.
There also was a hat contest, as several people came in dressed Kentucky Derby style. Three prizes were awarded at the hat contest. The winners were Joan Fisher, first place; Peggy Rhodes and Joan Joy (who came from Betmar).
Complimentary Mint Juleps were served, as this is the official drink of the Derby.
There was also a human race, where there are horse lanes and dice are thrown, and the humans move up the horse lanes by the number on the dice. There were four winners in this contest.
Bill Rhodes, also from Betmar, received a special treat for his 75th birthday. There were balloons and birthday cake.
By Helene Rubenstein
Published May 18, 2016