Apple Ridge Country Club was THE place to be on Saturday, May 5, as the Volunteer Center of Bergen County celebrated it's 20th annual Derby Day Party. More than 200 guests sipped mint juleps, grooved to southern rock and blues by the Stuff Brothers, took a chance at the Winner's Circle and Wine Pull, sampled fine wines and bid on fabulous items in the silent and live auction. MC Leo McGuire and auctioneer Andy Russ led the festivities and encouraged enthusiastic bidding, and everyone cheered as "I’ll Have Another" came from behind to win the Run for the Roses. It was a great way to spend the afternoon and also raise funds for the Volunteer Center's programs and services in the community.
Judge for the “Most Elegant Hat” contest was past winner Vicki Carr and judge for the “Most Outrageous Tie” contest was past winner Anthony Barbara. Winner of "Most Elegant Hat" was Derby Day committee member Evelyn Babich and "Most Outrageous Tie" was Keith Jensen.
Thanks to all who attended and to our generous corporate sponsors: TD Bank, Compensation Solutions, Synetek Solutions, Englewood Hospital, Inserra Shoprite, Oritani Bank, Reader’s Digest, United Water, 201/Bergen.com, BC the Magazine, Bergen Health and Life and PSE&G.
See ya’ll next year on Satruday, May 4, 2013!