Celebrate the Kentucky Derby and raise money for area rotary clubs and the Pasco Education Foundation.
The event, which is open to the public, is set for May 4 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Guests will have a chance to roll cigars and dance to music by the Strictly Bizness band.
Those who enjoy donning fancy attire can also compete for awards for the best hat or best dressed contests.
Winners will be able to take home bragging rights, and prizes.
“The nice thing is everybody can get dressed up in their derby finest,” said Rebecca Smith, member of the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel.
There will be a southern cuisine buffet, and drinks available at the bar.
Two auctions will be offered as well. Commemorative items, such as sports memorabilia, will be sold at the live auction, while the silent auction will offer an array of items donated by the community.
And, of course, those attending can cheer on their favorite horses and jockeys, as the Kentucky Derby will be broadcast on numerous television screens.
The function is being hosted jointly by the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel and the Rotary Club of Dade City.
It will be held at the Waller Ranch, at 17307 Powerline Road in Dade City.
Proceeds will help raise money for both rotary clubs, and will benefit the Pasco Education Foundation.
Tickets can be purchased online for $75 or at the door for $100.
For additional information or tickets, visit HatsAndHorses2019.eventbrite.com.
Hats and Horses – Kentucky Derby Party
Where: Waller Ranch, 17307 Powerline Road, Dade City
When: May 4 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $75 online or $100 at the door
Details: Come celebrate the Kentucky Derby with a buffet, contests for the best dressed and best hats, and auctions.
Info: For tickets, visit HatsAndHorses2019.eventbrite.com. For further inquiries, contact Rebecca Smith at (307) 851-4312 or at .
Published May 01, 2019