Kentucky Derby Party to Benefit Three Oakland County Charities

Third Annual “Haute to Trot” is Saturday, Kentucky Derby Day, May 6

Gone are the days of bake sales and rummage sales. The Rochester Junior Women’s Club puts the “fun” back in “fundraising” by hosting its Third Annual “Haute to Trot” Kentucky Derby Party.

The Rochester Junior Women's Club - photo by Michael Dwyer

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club – photo by Michael Dwyer

On May 6, 2017, ladies and gentleman will don big hats and crazy bowties for an evening of fun at the Rochester Hills Museum, to enjoy live entertainment, Mint Juleps and dinner to show their support for three Oakland county charities.

Neighborhood House, Dutton Farm, Paint a Miracle – and others – will benefit from the fundraiser.

The evening’s festivities will also include a silent auction, cigar tent, awards for “Best Hat” and “Best Blazer” and, of course, the Kentucky Derby simulcast.

Don't forget to Wear a Big Hat - photo by Michael Dwyer

Don’t forget to Wear a Big Hat – photo by Michael Dwyer

5:00 p.m. “Place Your Bets” for the “Win, Place, Show” Derby Raffle
6:00 p.m. Watch the 142nd Kentucky Derby followed by the drawing for the Derby Raffle Winner
6:30 p.m. Food Stations
9:00 p.m. Silent Auction ends

“This is our third year hosting this event. We’re really excited to be able to help raise money for these worthy organizations,” says event co-chair, Lori Wilson.

Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased online at, with all proceeds to benefit Dutton Farm, Inc., Paint a Miracle and the Rochester Area Neighborhood House. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for select businesses.

You too could be a Winner - photo by Michael Dwyer

You too could be a Winner – photo by Michael Dwyer

Last year the “Haute to Trot” event, held on May 7, 2016, at Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club,  The evening, chaired by club members Linda Demarco and Bethany Perry with co-chairs Christie Holzer and Lori Wilson, raised more than $17,000 for the club’s charitable projects.

About Rochester Junior Women’s Club

For over 60 years the Rochester Junior Women’s Club has been proud to contribute to the growth and vitality of the community through volunteer service and donation of funds to local charities and organizations. Since their inception, the Rochester Junior Women’s Club has donated more than one million hours of community service and raised more than $910,000 to support the local community. For more information, please visit the website.

About Michael Dwyer

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