Posted by: northeastnation | April 29, 2013

Derby Day gala set for May 4

The Northeast State Foundation will turn Bristol’s Foundation Event Facility into a miniature Church Hill Downs May 4 with a fund-raising event that features hats, roses, food, music, and fun.

NeSCC's Derby Day returns to downtown Bristol.

NeSCC’s Derby Day returns to downtown Bristol.

Last year, the event raised more than $10,000 for scholarships, and Dr. Heather Cook, executive direction of the Foundation, said plans are under way to make the occasion even bigger and better this year.

“More than 200 people attended last year and it was a fun and successful event,” Cook said. “With the experience of last year, we expect it will be a must-attend affair for Northeast State supporters.”

Cook said the event will feature wall-sized video screens for viewing the race, a silent auction, a hat contest, and live music by the Spirit of Soul Dance Band to round out the evening. The facility is located at 620 E. State St.

For more details, visit www.derbynortheast.com. Tickets for the events can be purchased online or by calling 423.279.7630.

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