Women of Waynesville, a nonprofit organization that supports the needs of women and children in Haywood County, will present the second annual Kentucky Derby Gala from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at The Maggie Valley Club.
Guests should come dressed in their best derby attire to participate in the Best Hat and Best Bowtie contests for a chance to win an amazing gift basket. Guests will also be provided with an array of heavy Kentucky Derby-inspired hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar with everything you’ll need to make a mint julep. Attendees can watch the derby race on big screen TV and will have an opportunity to place bets on races with a chance to win amazing prizes.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Mountain Projects, a community action agency that supports a number of crucial programs in Haywood County, including funding for heating assistance, affordable housing, senior centers, Head Start, public transit and so much more.
Tickets for the Kentucky Derby fundraiser are $40 each and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-annual-kentucky-derby-gala-tickets-44197388579?aff=efbeventtix.
WOW is also seeking business sponsors for the event. For more information, call 828.550.9978.