More than $15,000 was raised by the Harford County Bar Foundation at its 2nd Annual Run for the Roses: A Kentucky Derby Party held May 7 at MaGerk’s Pub & Grill in Bel Air.
One hundred thirty guests, dressed to the nines, enjoyed the Kentucky Derby festivities that included The Satyr Hill Band, who played Appalachian bluegrass and got the guests moving, games of chance, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, mint juleps and watching the Kentucky Derby won by Nyquist.
Proceeds from the event provide legal services and educational programs to support the underserved and those who lack the means to access help.
Guests were encouraged to wear Kentucky Derby attire, and a contest for the best-dressed man and woman was held. Timmy Ruppersberger, director of business and community relations for Clapp Communications, was named the best-dressed woman. Dr. Bill Murphy, owner and chiropractor at Harford County Chiropractic, was named the best-dressed man. Rachael Rice, president, Rice Consulting, received an award for the most creative hat.
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Harford County community and very grateful for their support,” said Nancy Mahoney, executive director of the Harford County Bar Foundation. “All funds raised by the Kentucky Derby party will be used directly for outreach programs including brief advice seminars and clinics and Lawyer in the Lobby. These programs serve those in great need and help them navigate the legal system more easily.”
The event’s sponsors were Brown, Brown, and Young, The Bergand Group, Chesapeak Shredding, Bright Oaks Pediatrics, Citizens to Keep Judge Kevin J. Mahoney, Harford Mutual, Jones Junction, Love, Fleming & Bearsch, M&T Bank, MaGerk’s Pub & Grill, Maryland Spine Institute and Wellness Center, Rice Consulting, Stark & Keenan, SunTrust Bank, Water’s Edge Events Center, Gary M. Hyman, Harford County Chiropractic, LLC, Karas & Bradford, LGC Sports Marketing, MediaWise, Inc., Mike and Elisa Wysong, Northrop Grumman, People’s Bank, Richard and Mary Kate Herbig, ServiceMaster by Libby Green, Stella & Dot – Heather Krout – Stylist, Therese Hebert c/o Tommy D’s Barbershop & Salon and Wilbur W. Bolton, P. A.
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.