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Duneland Education Foundation to host 2nd annual Derby Downs August 13 at Sunset Hill

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The Duneland Education Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Derby Downs on August 13 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.

The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. “Horses” will run the Derby Downs race, providing entertainment as well as the opportunity for race sponsors, runners and guests to win up to $500 in random drawings.

With each $20 ticket purchased, guests will receive 10 Derby dollars to cast their votes on who they believe will win, place and show. All guests will receive a Southern style BBQ by Ruge & Sons, entertainment and participation in the Best-Darn-Derby-Hat contest. A cash bar by the Upper Deck and a silent auction will be offered. All guests must be at 21.

Derby Downs teams so far include “jockeys” from Anton Insurance, Chesterton-Porter Rotary, the Diane Burrow‚s Lowrollers Bunco Club, Harris Welsh & Lukmann, Lakeside Wealth Management, Porter County Parks, Trout Glass & Mirror/1st American Management, Duneland Resale, Teacher‚s Credit Union, and Hodges & Davis. Other team members are pending. Team sponsorships are still available.

Tickets may be purchased at Anton Insurance, Duneland Resale, Hopkins Ace Hardware, and Porter Bank, Trout Glass & Mirror and from Foundation members. Ticket order forms can be found on the Events & Funding page at dunelandeducationfoundation.org

 Tickets can also be requested at foundation@dunelandeducationfoundation.org

 or by calling 219-405-8902.

 

 

Posted 8/1/2011