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Grayson County Business Boosters will host its first annual “A Day at the Races” Derby event on Saturday, May 3.

GCBB started planning the event in early February to benefit the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will go toward enabling the mentoring organization to match more mentors (Bigs) with children in need of local role models (Littles).

The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on May 3 at the All Saints Episcopal Center.

A Day at the Races will feature live entertainment, hat contests, cash payouts, hors d’oeuvres, and more.

All Saints Episcopal Center quickly jumped on board to offer a venue for the event.

The dining area will house tables and seating for 150 guests. All Saints will also provide resources necessary for televisions throughout the dining area and adjoining rooms.

GCBB Member Mary Nell Bouvier said, “All Saints offered the facility to assist with the fundraising event and to bring guests in to the venue and recognize the meeting room as an upscale place to hold parties, business meetings and events.”

GCBB hopes to set a new standard with A Day at the Races.

GCBB President April Bowman said, “We realize many community members have party plans to celebrate such a significant event for our state. Why not celebrate with influential members of our community while raising funds to make a difference in the lives of children who need positive role models?”

Big Brothers Big Sisters Director Kevin Clark said he is appreciative of GCBB and guests of the Derby fundraiser.

“Many community members are familiar with our Bowl 4 Kids Sake fundraisers throughout the region,” said Clark. “This is the first annual Day at the Races event, and we are excited about matching more ‘littles’ with positive mentors right here in Grayson County with the funding from the Derby Day event.”

Individual, couple, and corporate table tickets are available. For more information about the event or to request tickets, call Morgan Petty at 270-287-2491 or Bowman at 270-259-4001.

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