We are approaching one of my favorite weekends of the spring…not only will the city be overrun with Cinco de Mayo parties, but this Saturday, May 4th is the 139th running of the only horse race most of us ever pay attention to – The Kentucky Derby.
And another Atlanta tradition, Derby Day, is celebrating its 31st year this weekend. Hosted by the Shepherd Center’s Junior Committee, the event regularly draws over 1,000 big-hat and pastel wearing participants, and takes over the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers this Saturday.
The proceeds from the event benefit the Shepherd Center and will go to fund medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord and brain injuries. Guests will be bussed into the event from Buckhead starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Once there, a ticket ($60 advanced, $70 at the door) buys you a food, drinks(think – mint juleps as far as the eye can see), casino games, drawings, a live and a silent auction, and a