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MARK carries on the tradition of Celebrating the Run for the Roses.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Peg Ellsworth
peg@markproject.org
845.586.3500

MARK carries on the tradition of Celebrating the Run for the Roses.

For nearly a decade, local celebrity and philanthropist Glen Pedersen hosted the social event of the season that celebrated the greatest two minutes in sports. Now, Mr. Pedersen has graciously passed the bridle to the MARK Project for an all-out Kentucky Derby jubilee.

There are few American sporting events with the history and popularity of the Kentucky Derby. So, on Saturday, May 4th, The MARK Project will bring the sipping a mint julep), donning a beautiful hat, and joining fellow race fans in singing “My Old Kentucky Home” to life at Union Grove Distillery. From country ham biscuits to chocolate bourbon pecan pie, the food will be plentiful and diverse as local culinary foodies put together an expansive and unforgettable spread.

Over the years the Derby has become just as much about the fashion as the racing. Interestingly the extravagant hats that have become associated with the Kentucky Derby did not really come around until the 1960s, when social fashion norms loosened up and the presence of television gave women a reason to stand out. The hats became larger, brighter, and more extravagant. Start planning your hat debut today and be sure to MARK your calendar for May 4th as the twin spires of Churchill Downs become the backdrop for the region’s celebration of the 145 running of the Kentucky Derby. For updates on the event and notification of advanced ticket sales please contact MARK at 845 586 3500 or email peg@markproject.org and get on our Derby mailing list. Stay tuned…more to come.

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