Arts Council Northeast real winners at day at the races

05/28/2014 9:13 AM

05/28/2014 9:14 AM

No matter what the bet was or if your horse even crossed the finish line, just by showing up to the annual Triple Crown Affair at Lone Star Park benefiting the Arts Council Northeast on May 3, you were a winner!

As the more than 300 attendees watched the live races from the terrace and via many television screens, the heritage, traditions and style of the Kentucky Derby were celebrated with Southern hospitality and a party mentality from 2:30-7 p.m. Mint Juleps flowed and big hats prevailed as these guest embraced the flavor of this historic event.

Of course, along with the libations and wonderful food, there was betting. And although I saw many hands thrown up in victory, there were a few who, along with me, seemed to feel as if the jockey carried the horse across the finish line.

Let’s not forget — this event is about raising big bucks for the Arts Council Northeast. And with an amazing silent auction and exciting live auction, this event breezed past the finish line to the winner’s circle without even looking back.

Proceeds benefit Arts Council Northeast to fund its community arts programs, grants, Summer Arts Camp for children and free MasterWorks Concert Series.

Chari-tee time

Speaking of success, the Metroport Meals on Wheels 23rd Annual Golf Classic is just around the corner. And the spots are already filling up.

Slated for June 9 at Trophy Club Country Club, located at 500 Trophy Club Drive, this golf tournament is easily considered one of the largest golf tournaments in our area. One of the reasons is that this tournament offers both a morning and afternoon shotgun start on two championship golf courses, the Hogan and Whitworth courses at Trophy Club Country Club. If you are a “rise and shine” type of person, there is the 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. And if you would rather sleep in, this organization has you covered by offering a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Either time, you are guaranteed a great day.

After the afternoon rounds are completed, the live and silent auctions, raffles and fun continue at the afterparty, which will feature food from local restaurants, along with entertainment provided David Moore Productions.

Registration is easy. Go to the Metroport Meals on Wheels golf tournament website, www.metroportgolf.com, then click on “2014 Golf Classic Registration” located under the “Save The Date” graphic. That will take you to the page where on your left is the tab “Register Here for Golf.” That will take you to the registration page. If you have any questions, call Metroport Meals on Wheels at 817-491-1141.

What could be better than a day of golf while helping make a difference in the lives of the seniors in our community.

Social columnist Larre Green welcomes your information and input on interesting stories and events. Contact him at Larre@societywriter.com.

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