Scenes From Annual Kiwanis Kentucky Derby

Cheryl Pongratz, right, wins the Derby hat contest at Saturday’s annual Kiwanis Kentucky Derby fundraiser at Cottonwood on the Greens. Pongratz named her hat Run Away From The Roses. Sharon Stover comes in second with her hat, which she named Sheila after her sister who loved sunflowers. The event grossed $4,585. The proceeds benefit Project Eliminate, a partnership between Kiwanis and UNICEF to combat maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) across the globe. Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have immunized nearly 100 million women and have eliminated the disease in 38 countries. To reach the goal of eradicating MNT, there are 21 more countries in need of our help and together, Kiwanis and UNICEF can stop this disease. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost,com

From left, Laura Inkret, Sharon Stover, Merry McIntrye, Linda Daly and Sarah Weeks at Saturday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The suspense mounts. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kiwanis Co-host Linda Daly addresses the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kiwanis Co-host Lisa Wismer addresses the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Young horse riders get in the Kentucky Derby spirit. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilor Steven Girrens and his wife Sharon Stover. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rod Pittman, left, chats with Michael Wismer at Saturday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fran Berting at Saturday’s Kentucky Derbey event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The race begins. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kiwanian Lorraine Hartway. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Paul Daly enters a bid. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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