Apple Ridge Country Club was the prefect setting for a great Derby Day on Saturday, May 4, as the Volunteer Center of Bergen County celebrated it's 21st annual Derby Day Party. More than 200 guests sipped mint juleps, grooved to the amazing southern rock and blues tunes of the Stuff Brothers, took a chance at the Winner's Circle and Wine Pull, sampled fine wines and cigars 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 "Orb" flew through the mud 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 (201) Magazine Social Editor Deirdre Ward and judge for the “Most Outrageous Tie” contest was Deidre's husband Joseph Ward. Together they stalked the crowd for the winners and finally named Mary DeStefano the "Most Elegant Hat" winner and for the second year in a row, Keith Jensen the "Most Outrageous Tie" winner.
Thanks to all who attended and to our generous corporate sponsors: TD Bank, (201) Magazine, Compensation Solutions, Inserra Shoprite, Oritani Bank, PSE&G, Synetek Solutions, United Water, Reader’s Digest, and Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office.
See ya’ll next year on Saturday, May 3, 2014!