On Saturday, June 5th, 120 participants arrived at our Belmont Stakes party, which was held at the St. James Community Center.
Most arrived as requested in Kentucky Derby like attire, and each person was given a plastic race horse as a marker for our table top race. There were twenty racetracks and horses advanced using a combination of dice rolls, trivia questions, and dexterity skills. Prizes were awarded to the top 7 finishers.
Everyone was also given the opportunity to bet on the actual race, using play money, before the event began. The race was broadcast live from a drop-down screen at the Community Center, and more prizes were awarded to the top seven finishers in this contest.
There was also an award for the best hat, which went to Debbie Wersosky.
Keith and Terene Knauer ran the party with help from the Blochs, the Bris-Boises, the Salvadores, the Leeds, the Pedones, the Rooneys. the Hughes, Rick DePetris and Camilla Desmarias, all of whom acted as coaches for the tabletop races.
We had a new DJ from Myrtle Beach, and there was dancing throughout the evening.
Please see the pictures below for some of the action shots taken during the event!