Finally, someone has claimed the Kentucky Derby as the big party it should be for Dayton. Mimosas, Bloody Marys and ‘HATS’-TRAVAGANZA will be the highlights of the big event taking place on Saturday, May 6th at the Wright-Dunbar Events Center on Third Street. The party, a tribute to the Derby and the fabulous hats featured there each year, will actually have prizes for the most-outrageous, most glamorous and best racing theme bonnets. This is going to be a contest for the ages!
This much anticipated event will feature performances by Dayton’s Beloved RubiGirls, food from SAGECRAFT Catering & Events, a parade of Derby Hats with prizes for the aforementioned categories. There will also be fine hats modeled by local Millinery “BRIM“, local coffee will be provided and some silly, exciting games!
“Looking around the Miami Valley, we began to realize that the Kentucky Derby was mostly overlooked. It seemed a natural fit to bring the RubiGirls, and their wackiness, in as sponsors of a day dedicated to crazy hats and featured drinks.” says Brent Johnson. “Mimosas and Bloody Marys are just the introduction to the party. We will also have a horse pinata, filled with….well you’ll have to come and see! Also, some Derby themed games for folks to play!”
“And this is a family-themed event. We are hoping some folks will bring their kids along to enjoy a day of frivolity and fun!” adds Jonathan McNeal. Johnson and McNeal both perform with the RubiGirls.
The Coliseum at the fairgrounds is the venue for the first-ever brunch. “It provides us space for some activities and production numbers we are planning.” McNeal went on to say, “The RubiGirls have been working tirelessly to raise money for area charities, and this event will help us secure funds for our Clubhouse in Dayton.”
In the past couple of years, the RubiGirls have provided funding for such charities as the Foodbank, Equitas Health, St. Vincent de Paul Shelters and House of Bread, just to name a few of the many!
The event will run from 11am – 2pm, giving all participants time to head home and see the actual Run for the Roses! The RubiGirls are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization located in Dayton, Ohio.
For ticket information visit gonps.com/rubi-girls-brunch/ or go to rubigirls.com.