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Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

Two Non-profits Partner for Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

By Jackie Holfelder

It was rockin’ at Rockin’ H Ranch in Palm City on May 1, when Caring Children Clothing Children (4Cs) and Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation (ERAF) partnered to present the 3rd Annual Derby Day Benefit.

The fundraiser was sold out, with people enjoying both indoor and outdoor event venues, bar service - including the signature Derby Day Cocktail Mint Julep - provided by Bonner Mobile Bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Ellie’s Downtown Deli and Catering, located in downtown Stuart.

A Derby Hat contest, Derby Race competition, silent auction and visit from ERAF horses were among the festivities.

Sponsors included Advanced Technology Integrators, A3 Kleaning, Champion Property Management, South State Bank, Eberst Law Firm, PA., Rehmann, Tenzyk Family, Missigman Family and Denise Leclair-Robbins.

Monies raised will be shared by both nonprofits to support the programs and services they offer.

The mission of Caring Children Clothing Children is to provide top quality, gently used clothing and a helping hand for towards literacy to underserved children of Martin County at no cost. To learn more, visit

Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation is devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, retraining and adoption of abused, slaughter-bound, abandoned and neglected horses. To learn more, visit


Photos provided by Caring Children Clothing Children

22 - Judy Tenzyk, Mimi Osborn and Minott Osborn enjoy the 3rd Annual Derby Day fundraiser


48 - Margaret Hickey, Molly Vannucci, Joe Vann, Gary Missigman and Tom Hickey enjoy the 3rd Annual Derby Day fundraiser


 17 - Karen Goodberlet, Elaine Hines, Angel Robertson, Carolyne Austin, Denise LeClaire-Robins, Concetta Schiattarella and Joanna Greene Newman enjoy the 3rd Annual Derby Day fundraiser


20 - Cathleen Owen, Betty Mulligan, Ellen Trocchia, Sue Borton and Missy Noyes Newman enjoy the 3rd Annual Derby Day fundraiser


36 Harlan Zeenio, Catie Staszak, Karen Goodberlet and Joe Goodberlet enjoy the 3rd Annual Derby Day fundraiser


Derby Kathryn - Kathyrn Schmidt with one of the ERAF horses at the 3rd Annual Derby Day fundraiser


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