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
can also be requested at
by calling 219-405-8902.