Your “place to be on Derby Eve” is back for its 14th year:  The Gala on Derby Eve.reservation web button

The benefit gala brings together 200-plus guests in Richmond each year to celebrate Kentucky’s Derby tradition while raising funds for Hospice Care Plus.

This year’s Gala on Derby Eve is Friday, May 5 at 6 p.m. Registration is now open and is available online or by phone at 859-756-4755.

Hospice Care Plus is excited to announce that this year’s Gala is at the new and beautiful Chenault Vineyards on Barnes Mill Road in Richmond.

“What the Chenaults have done with the vineyard and property is amazing,” says Sarah Rollins, special events coordinator at Hospice Care Plus.

“For a lot of people, much of the excitement for this year’s Gala is about the location, especially for those who haven’t seen the vineyard since it re-opened. It’s stunning, and it does the Gala justice.”

The 2017 Gala on Derby Eve Features:

  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
  • Dinner
  • Bourbon Tasting (To participate, purchase your $25 Gala bourbon-tasting glass on-site.)
  • Live Music with the Bent Penny Band (back by popular demand!)
  • Dance Floor
  • Photo Booth
  • Live & Silent Auctions
  • Bourbon Ball Party Favors
  • Cocktail Attire

Reservations are $100 per person.

The Gala on Derby Eve is organized each year by Hospice Care Plus and a committee of Madison County residents. For questions or more information, contact Sarah Rollins at 859-756-4755. 

Special Thanks to the 2017 Gala on Derby Eve Sponsors:

Jockey Sponsor: Berkshire Hathaway, Connie Lawson, Jackson Environmentalist, Jared Carpenter, Justice VanMeter, Miller Tires, Plaza Pharmacy, Kentucky Bank

Horse Owner Sponsor: Blevins Law, Central Bank, Central Kentucky Truck and Trailer, Community Trust Bank, Indigo Run

Winner’s Circle Sponsor: Berea Citizen, Chenault Vineyards, Citizens Guaranty Bank, Peoples Bank of Madison County, St. Joseph Hospital-Berea 

Winner’s Barn Sponsor:  Cumberland Valley National Bank, Jack Burford Chevrolet, Jenkins & Cornelison Family, Kentucky Printing, Richmond Register, Steve and Shelley Ward

 Governor’s Cup Sponsor: GFWC Berea Women’s Club, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.

Hospice Care Plus is a non-profit organization serving Estill, Jackson, Lee, Madison, Owsley, and Rockcastle counties. Services include hospice home care, palliative care, bereavement support, and inpatient hospice care at the Compassionate Care Center.