Posted by Jennifer Doane on Apr 27, 2022
Returning from a two-year hiatus the Manchester-Essex Club is thrilled to host the 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party and Auction on Saturday, May 7 from 5 to 8:30!  This event brings items from all corners from golf outings and beach barbecues to fine clothing and complete wine cellars.  There is a silent auction for smaller items.  The live auction features State Senator Bruce Tarr as auctioneer for the big-ticket items, including an 80-inch smart television!   
We will watch the Derby race live.  There will be a non-betting lottery on the outcome, a hat contest for best women's and men's hats for prizes of a bottle of real Kentucky bourbon and a bouquet of roses.  An excellent buffet dinner will be served throughout the evening, cash bar (yes, mint julep).  Best of all we are raising money for local scholarships, food banks and international projects.
So, put on your Derby hats and be ready to have a fun time with fun people.  Tickets can be purchased online in advance for $30 or at the door for $35.