Harford County Bar Foundation will hold its 2nd Annual Run for the Roses: A Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 7, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at MaGerk’s Pub & Grill in Bel Air.
The afternoon features live music provided by an Appalachian bluegrass band, plus heavy hors d’oeuvres, mint juleps, an open bar, games of chance and more.
Guests are encouraged to wear Kentucky Derby attire such as seersucker suits, sundresses and hats.
Tickets cost $85 per person and may be ordered by calling the Harford County Bar Foundation at 410- 836-0123 or sending a check (made payable to the Bar Foundation) to 17 West Courtland Street, Suite 130, Bel Air, Md., 21014. Tickets may also be ordered by visiting
Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring the event, with opportunities ranging from $1,500 to $250, are asked to contact the Harford County Bar Foundation by April 10.
The Triple Crown Sponsor is Brown, Brown & Young. The Preakness Sponsors are The Bergand Group and Stark & Keenan, P.A. The Kentucky Derby Sponsors are Bright Oaks Pediatrics, Chesapeak Shredding, Jones Junction, Maryland Spine Institute and Water’s Edge Events Center LLC. Paddock Sponsors include Thomas Harrison, Mark and Mary Hastler, Richard and Mary Kate Herbig, Gary M. Hyman, Integrated Financial Partners, MediaWise, Inc., Northrop Grumman, Peoples Bank, ServiceMasters of Bel Air, Smith & Kane, P.A., SunTrust Bank, Tommy D’s Barbershop and Salon, Wells Fargo and Mike and Elisa Wysong.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Harford County Bar Foundation, which provides legal services and educational programs to support the underserved and those who lack the means to access help.
“Over the past year, the Harford County Bar Foundation established three off-site clinics to provide access to justice to those who lack transportation or find themselves in need of emergency intervention,” said Nancy Mahoney, executive director. “The funds raised by the Kentucky Derby party will assist individuals served by these programs and others offered by the foundation.”
The Harford County Bar Foundation was established in 1991 to increase pro bono services and to provide educational resources to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance in family law, housing, bankruptcy, consumer, foreclosure, and estates and trust.
For more information, visit www.harfordcountybarfoundation.org.