Wear Your Fanciest Hat to Rotary’s Kentucky Derby Event May 6

Irene Collins, Lisa DeLeo, Kathi Spurr and Sheila Clarke in their Kentucky Derby hats.

Reading, MA — Reading Rotary will host a fun-filled Kentucky Derby event to benefit Pep’s Peddlers and Pan Mass

Challenge. So, corral all of your friends, put on your best Derby attire, and trot on down to the Wakefield Elks. Pep’s Peddlers is a local bicycle team that fundraises for multiple sclerosis. Riders in the Pan Mass Challenge raise funds for Dana Farber.

The afternoon event on Saturday, May 6, will include DJ, streamed races, derby-themed games, best hat/attire prizes, raffles & more. Doors open at 3:30. Races begin at 4:00. There will be appetizers and a cash bar. The registration is online at the Reading Rotary website.

Sponsors for the event include: Salem Five; M&H Interiors; Carlsberg; Leader Bank; Dracut Window and Door; Elle Salon; Jeanne Borawski; Tycon Development; Lee Kimball; Douglass, Edgerly & Bessom Funeral Home; Reading Cooperative Bank; The Savings Bank, Davis, Clark & Latham Insurance; and Attorney Timothy J. Kelley. Those interested in sponsoring the event may contact Sheila Clarke.  

Rotary President Sheila Clarke said: “This event is a perfect partnership of Rotary and two other world-class non-profits. In Rotary, we help people; it’s what we do. We are excited to run a fun event to benefit both the MS Society and Dana Farber. Our Rotarian families are very involved in raising money for both MS and for cancer research. We hope this event will raise awareness and we’ll have fun, too.”

Rotary is an international service organization of volunteers who focus on creating a positive impact in our community, our country and throughout the world. Locally, Reading Rotary strives to help those who are in need, provide support to young people to reach new heights and support organizations who are also doing great work in supporting others.  

For more information on how Reading Rotary serves the local and global community, visit readingmarotary.org. For questions about this event contact Sheila Clarke or Rosemary Murphy.

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