Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby fundraiser

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A local group is bringing a little bit of the Kentucky Derby to Wilmington this weekend.

Thalian Hall will be decked with all the trimmings of a derby party Saturday night.

The Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear is hosting a "Run for the Roses" fundraiser to support local historical projects.

Ladies and gentlemen are asked to wear their finest bonnets and bow ties.  The derby can be seen on the big screen, and there will be a silent auction in addition to catered dinner.

The event starts at 4:30 Saturday afternoon at Thalian Hall.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $50.

For more information visit the Latimer House Museum online at

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