Thursday, May 12, 2011

Derby Down!

What a phenomenal event!! The Derby Down benefits Children's Hospital Central California. 700 people, silent and live auctions, Pardini's catering, a southern band, variety of vendors, betting on the actual Kentucky Derby race and AMAZING hats!!
Smittcamp Family Like Father, Like Son...Blake wore his dad's vintage suit from the 70's. Let's just say he got PLENTY of attention. HA!
Blake and his mom The boys...Bradley, Bill and Blake The girls...Linda, Blair and IThe phenomenal decor...

Loved the centerpieces! The colorful lanterns definitely gave the biggest "WOW" effect. Loved it all! The dessert tent
Cupcake tower, Wawona's peach jewels and delicious cookies
Bill and Linda Some of our dear friends...Alfaros', Patricio's, Donnelly's and Patricio's Blake and I
Garrett and Blake
The girls...Meg, Christina, Ashley, Katie and myself
Blake, Garrett, Rob, Josh and Blake
Linda and I
Katie and her mom Betting on the Kentucky Derby horse races Variety of vendors everything from hats to cars to jewelry to fun to wander and browse them all. My two highlights every year is the PHENOMENAL decor and details (I know...I am a girl. :) Blake's favorite might be all the cars they have on display. HA!) and then moment of the Kentucky Derby horse race! LOVE IT! Everyone gathers around the multiple, HUGE screen TV's to watch and cheer their horses on. The best moment is the end. Everybody cheering out of excitement or frustration..."Who won?" "Who was it?" "Number 11?" "Number 13?" No one knows!!! LOVE it! This event NEVER disappoints. Well done, La Feliz Guild of Children's Hospital. I am amazed again!