On May 6, 2023 the Four Peaks Rotarians held a FUN DAY at their 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses fundraiser to support the Midwest Rotary Disaster Fund and Rotary Polio Fund.  Special guest appearance by Tender Little Heart ponies who were "making friends, warming hearts, sharing smiles and spreading joy, one tender little heart at a time." This year's event was held at the beautiful Desert Canyon Golf Club.
On behalf of the Four Peaks Rotary club we appreciate the generosity from participators, sponsors, and the Rotarian Derby Committee; Robin Brand, Debbie Clason, Sandy Davis, Julie Ewald, Denise Ricketts, Gary Shuey and Coco Pameditis who supported our event to a successful outcome.   
This years event raised $3400 which $400 was donated to Rotary International Polio Fund and $3000 benefited Mississippi Rotary District 6820.  Pictured Derby Committee members Debbie Clason, Denise Ricketts,  Sandy Davis and Julie Ewald presenting the check to Mark E. DiBiase, Mississippi District Governor on June 22, 2023 at the club meeting. 
Here's a big dose of cuteness to brighten your day....
Also pictured are the "jockeys" for the winning "horses" from the field of eleven entries and two of the Tender Little Heart minis. 
Win: Sand & Sage of Hill Family Stables. John and Nedra Hill, owners
Place: Nothing Better Than a Dog of City Lights Stables. Todd and Jan Harris, owners
Show: Hard Steel of Steelcrest Thoroughbreds. Doug Lawyer, owner
Prizes and a year of bragging rights were awarded to Best Derby Hat, Best dressed Lady and Gentleman, Most Dapper Couple and Best overall Paddock (horse, jockey and stable decoration).  Many thanks to Gary Shuey and Doug Lawyer of Steelcrest Architectural Designs for creating the steel horses for the event.