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Rotary Club Of Derby-Shelton Stages Kentucky Derby Party, Auction

Rotary Club of Derby-Shelton. The Rotary Club of Derby-Shelton is holding its annual Kentucky Derby Party and Auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Brownson Country Club in Shelton.
Rotary Club of Derby-Shelton. The Rotary Club of Derby-Shelton is holding its annual Kentucky Derby Party and Auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Brownson Country Club in Shelton. Photo Credit: Derby/Shelton Rotary Club website

SHELTON, Conn. — The Rotary Club of Derby-Shelton is holding its annual Kentucky Derby Party and Auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Brownson Country Club in Shelton.

Tickets are $40 per person. There is an "owner's box" table of 10 tickets for $350.

The event will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar and special awards for the Best Hat/Bow Tie. A silent auction will be offered and attendees can watch the Kentucky Derby live on a large screen television.

For more than 30 years, Rotarians have hosted the auction fundraiser to support the Derby-Shelton Rotary Foundation scholarship fund. Each year, the club awards more than $12,000 in scholarships to Derby and Shelton High School seniors continuing their education. The club has given out over $300,000.

The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club holds three fundraisers each year: The Shelton Day Festival, Hoptoberfest and an Annual Auction. Money raised from both events is distributed back to Derby and Shelton.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the Kentucky Derby party and auction, contact Arlene Greco at (203) 906-3736 or email grecoarlene@yahoo.com or click here .

The Brownson Country Club is at 15 Soundview Ave., Shelton.

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