TGIF: Puttin' on the 'Run for the Glitz' fundraiser

March 25, 2011|By Rachel Parsons
  • Run for the Glitz committee members, from left, Paula Joslin, LaDonna Stamper, Amy Oliver, JoEllen Reed, seated, Kathy Palk, Patty Pelligrini and Betty Berryman met recently at J.K.s Cafe to discuss plans for the 2011 event. The committee displayed several items for the live and silent auctions.
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Winchester’s most glitzy fundraiser is back for a fifth year, and organizers are celebrating the success of the event with a new name and a new theme aimed at increasing the style factor.
Run for the Glitz, formerly known as Puttin’ on the Glitz, is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Winchester campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. It was conceived of five years ago before the Winchester campus even officially opened and has surpassed expectations.
“We wanted to do something special since it’s our fifth anniversary,” said Glitz committee member Amy Oliver.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Tierney Storage, 4475 Rockwell Road. Tickets are $50 and include a buffet dinner. The event is being held earlier in the spring to function as a kick-off to the Derby party season.
As in years past, there will be both a live and silent auction with everything from shoes to weekend trips. Adding to the Derby theme, there will be a runway show to display Derby hats, which will be auctioned, as well. Local public figures, including Mayor Ed Burtner, Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham and Clark County Attorney Brian Thomas, will model the hats. Local celebrities like Nancy Cox, of WLEX 18 News, and the wife of University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart have donated hats actually worn to the Derby in years past for the auction.
Socialite Anita Madden will return for the fifth time to serve as honorary event chairwoman.
To give the event more Clark County flavor, each table will have beer cheese as an appetizer before the Derby themed meal. Dinner will feature Derby pie, Kentucky hot brown casserole and bourbon pork tenderloin.
DJ Jimi Castle will provide music until midnight, and guests are encouraged to dance.
Jockeys from the North American Racing Academy will be present in their riding silks to add to the horse racing atmosphere.
Corporate sponsors for the 2011 event include Hazen and Sawyer, Central Bank, Rankin Paynter, Clark Regional Medical Center and Precision Mechanical.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call JoEllen Reed at (859) 808-0685.

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