By all accounts, the 16th annual Derby Eve Benefit, known this year as Bourbon, Boots & BBQ, was a resounding success.

More than 300 guests packed Richardson Hall at the Madison County Fairgrounds to celebrate Kentucky’s Derby traditions, enjoy country music sensation Walker Montgomery, and raise funds for Hospice Care Plus.

Fundraising totals will be shared when they’re final. In the meantime, Hospice wants to thank all the guests who came and made it a record-breaking year for attendance, the sponsors and donors who made it financially viable by contributing, and the volunteers who worked so hard to make it a fun, successful night for everyone. We’re grateful to all of you for your support of hospice, palliative, and bereavement care in our community!

If we’ve inadvertently excluded anyone, we apologize and ask that you notify us via email to We’ll want to make a correction immediately. Thank you.


Presenting: Hitachi Automotive Systems Inc., GFWC Berea Woman’s Club

Platinum:  Kentucky Printing, Jack Burford Chevrolet, Richmond Register, Cumberland Valley National Bank

Gold:  Baptist Health Richmond, Baldwin CPAs, Community Trust Bank, Forcht Bank of Richmond, LBC Company LLC, Skyline Towing, Peoples Bank, Davis and Hylton Accounting and Tax Service PLLC

Silver: Blevins Law PLLC, Central Bank, Madison County Fair Board, Kentucky Bank, CHI Saint Joseph Berea, Citizens Guaranty Bank, Davis and Powell Funeral Home, Foley’s Florist

Bronze:  Ridings Insurance and Financial Service Ltd, Park Community Credit Union, Ed Brendts DMD, Family Healthcare Clinic PSC, Van Leeuwen Retirement and Investment Services, Renfro’s Collision, Hall’s Richmond Paint Center

Friends:  Allen Company, Dreaming Creek Brewery, State Representative Deanna Frazier, First Gear

Planning Committee

  • Stacey Brinegar, Volunteer
  • Brandy Britton, Hospice Care Plus Staff
  • Melinda Carter, Volunteer
  • Chasity Coleman, Hospice Care Plus Staff
  • Debbie Crafton, Volunteer
  • Cheree Crowe, Volunteer
  • Kacelia DeGregorio, Hospice Care Plus Staff
  • Linda Fritz, Volunteer
  • Donna Haney, Volunteer
  • Jordan Haney, Volunteer
  • Justina Keathley, Volunteer
  • Billie Jean Kelly, Volunteer
  • Vickie Moberly, Volunteer
  • Mikki Moren, Volunteer
  • Lauren Van Winkle, Hospice Care Plus Staff

Other Volunteers

  • Kent Gilbert, Auctioneer
  • Karen Linville, Decorating
  • Erin McIntosh & Jenna Dunaway, Performers
  • Jada Pettus, Photographer
  • Dave Pritchard, Cleaning
  • Crystal Wylie, Photographer
  • Yuancong Zhang, Painting
  • Jordan & Friends, Bartenders
  • Madison Central High School Seniors Darrell, J.D., William, and their teacher, Nancy Gruenwald, Painting

Other Donors

  • Bypass Rental, Lift Rental
  • Kentucky Horseshoeing School Inc., Horseshoes
  • Liquor World, Ice
  • Personal Touch Drycleaners, Cleaning of Jockey-Silk Flags
  • The Potting Shed, Loaned Ferns
  • Richmond Parks & Recreation, Ice
  • Southern States, Hay Bales