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April News Release - "Derby Day on Main"


NEWS RELEASE  -  April 28, 2016  -  Contact:  Betty S. Weemes, 787-5117

Derby Day on Main



Photo:  Sitting left: David Price, director of music programs and special events, Tusculum College.  Standing:  Betty S. Weemes, director of Laughlin Health Care Foundation.  Sitting right:  Bill Brown, Greeneville Real Estate and Auction Team and Master of Ceremony of Derby Day. Bill Brown will be joined by his son, Patrick, who will serve as co-master of ceremony.

The “Run for the Roses,” “Derby Day on Main” call it what you wish, this event to be held on the picturesque terrace of General Morgan Inn on Saturday, May 7, 4 to 8 is going to be one good time…for a good cause.

It will be a great event with Kentucky food-fare and drink, “dressing-up,” big hats, excitement of the vintage footage of Kentucky Derbies that were run over the 141 historical years of derby racing, satisfying sounds of the Tusculum Jazz Band and dancing, signature guest photos, watching the Kentucky Derby live, and more.

Guest capacity for the event is 27 tables of ten.  Only two tables remain to be fulfilled, which speaks volumes for the mission of the event, “Feed the Children of Greeneville and Greene County” and for the community’s enthusiasm for a good time for a good cause.  It is not necessary to purchase an entire table; tickets are also available for individuals.

The mission of the Derby Day, being sponsored by Laughlin Health Care Foundation, is to raise funds to benefit “Feed the Children of Greeneville and Greene County,” providing meals for “at-risk” children during the months, when schools are not in session:  summer and Christmas recesses. Two-thirds of our community’s children qualify for free meals:  breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  Summer and Christmas recesses could mean little or no food will be available to them. This fund-development effort will help underwrite the cost of food for these “at-risk” children through Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee.

Last year during the summer and Christmas recesses, funding from the 2015 Derby Day on Main fed over 1100 children in Greeneville and Greene County.

For additional information about Derby Day, contact Laughlin Health Care Foundation at Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Greeneville, TN, 787-5117.