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Junior League of Reno announces first annual Kentucky Derby Day – Juleps, Jockeys, and Jazz

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Highly Anticipated Fundraising Event Expected to Sell Out

Junior League of Reno presents the first annual Kentucky Derby Day – Juleps, Jockeys and Jazz – at Hidden Valley Country Club Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. With limited tickets available, the major fundraising event is expected to sell out, creating a much anticipated launch to the organization’s new fundraising initiative.

Open to the general public, the derby event will feature a live running of the Kentucky Derby horse race and a southern-style lunch buffet complete with bourbon balls and pecan pie. Additionally, attendees will enjoy a cigar and jazz tent, Junior League-style horse betting, northern Nevada’s first derby fashion show and a chance to win the Junior League’s Derby Hat Contest.

A silent auction will also highlight the region’s finest with gifts including golf play and stay at Old Greenwood in Truckee; a Peppermill Resort Package with stay, spa and dining; wine tasting for 20 at Total Wine in Reno; a private tour and wine tasting with winemaker Brad Warner at Sawyer Cellars in Napa; and various spa, restaurant and merchant packages.

Major sponsorships include Barrick Gold of North America and NV Energy. Events sponsorships are still available.

To purchase tickets, tables and find more information, please visit www.jlreno.com.

 

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