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PAPER PLATE DERBY HAT

Hats off to the best time of the year

Creatively inspired by Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany

By Morgan Sprigler


Derby Season is upon us, yall! Now, I’m no BritniKnable from HeadCandi (if it’s even possible that you don’t know Britni, google her RIGHT NOW!).

But, I have discovered that I am capable of making a hat out of a paper plate. My little girls throughly enjoyed participating in this craft, so this idea is super-kid-friendly.

I can see you creating these for your Derby house party, displayed on a table for your guests to wear for the day. I can also see this as a craft station set up for children and adults alike, if you plan on throwing a Derby themed event, or just something fun to do at home with your kiddos. Some of these items you may already have on hand, although I always get mine from Ben Franklin Crafts New Albany.

SUPPLIES:

1. Paper plates or bowls (solid white and sturdy)
2. Ribbon, flowers, feathers, rhinestones, etc
3. Hot Glue Gun
4. Scissors3940

STEP ONE

Poke holes (carefully) using your scissors evenly at both sides of your plate. This is where you will string your ribbon through, eventually, that will hold the hat in place on top of your head.


41STEP TWO

Using your hot glue gun, attach ribbon around the perimeter of the plate. Once you have completed this step, you can decorate your “hat” any way you would like. Attach a flower or two, add feathers or really anything your heart42

STEP THREE

Once you are happy with your design and all of your glue is dry, cut a long piece of matching ribbon. Take the end of the ribbon and string it through the top of one of the holes you created in step one and through the bottom of the other hole. Pull the ribbon through so that you have an even amount of excess on both sides. Approximately 10 inches.


STEP FOUR

Place the hat on your head ( I like how it looks if its tilted to one side) and tie underneath your chin. Now, you are Derby party ready!

Wishing everyone lots of luck this Derby season! Go Baby Go!43

Katya in Strut & Bolt Red Jumpsuit from Sapphire on Spring $64 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $49.99

ENVIABLE ATTIRE

_mg_8279-3WE TOOK OUR DERBY FASHIONS TO ANGEL’S ENVY IN LOUISVILLE FOR AN INDUSTRIALLY-CHIC SHOOT THAT INCLUDED A GLIMPSE OF THE DISTILLERY’S CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER WES HENDERSON AND LEAD DISTILLERY OPERATOR ANDREW HENDERSON

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Christian Watson
STYLING BY Miranda McDonald
SHOT ON LOCATION AT Angel’s Envy Distillery
MODELS: Shantay Chandler, Katya Estes and Ross Wallace


LOCATION

Angel’s Envy Distillery
500 E. Main St.
Louisville
angelsenvy.com
502.890.6300

MAKEUP & HAIR

Strandz Salon and Threadz Boutique
322 Vincennes St.
New Albany
812.945.5480
strandzandthreadz.com

PARTICIPATING BOUTIQUES

Sapphire on Spring Boutique:
326 Spring St.
Jeffersonville
812.920.0017
sapphireboutique.com

Ben Franklin Crafts New Albany
420 New Albany Plaza
New Albany
812.944.1215
benfranklinartsandframing.com

HIM Gentlemen’s Boutique
314 Pearl St.
New Albany
812.595.7752

Strandz Salon and Threadz Boutique
322 Vincennes St.
New Albany
812.945.5480
strandzandthreadz.com


Shantay in CQ by CQ Polka Dot Dress from Sapphire on Spring $78 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $59.95 / Eric Casual Pants from Strandz and Threadz $49 Katya in Print Eric Casual Pants from Strandz and Threadz $49 / Bow Tie Blouse from Mariposa

Shantay in CQ by CQ Polka Dot Dress from Sapphire on Spring
$78 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $59.95 / Eric Casual Pants from Strandz and Threadz $49
Katya in Print Eric Casual Pants from Strandz and Threadz $49 / Bow Tie Blouse from Mariposa

Shantay in CQ by CQ Tan Ruffle Dress from Sapphire on Spring $49 / Black Sheer top from Strandz and Threadz $44.99 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $54.99

Shantay in CQ by CQ Tan Ruffle Dress from Sapphire on Spring $49 / Black Sheer top from Strandz and Threadz $44.99 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $54.99

Katya in Minuet Feather Dress from Sapphire on Spring $89 / Fascinator from Ben Franklin $59.99 / Mary Francis Horse Handbag from Sapphire on Spring $260

Katya in Minuet Feather Dress from Sapphire on Spring $89 / Fascinator from Ben Franklin $59.99 / Mary Francis Horse Handbag from Sapphire on Spring $260

Ross in Calvin Klein Sport Jacket $210 / Bonobos Pants $98 / Ledbury Shirt $145 / Johnston Murphy Shoes $169 / Ray Ban Sunglasses $180 / Stetson Hat $200 (all from HIM Boutique)

Ross in Calvin Klein Sport Jacket $210 / Bonobos Pants $98 / Ledbury Shirt $145 / Johnston Murphy Shoes $169 / Ray Ban Sunglasses $180 / Stetson Hat $200 (all from HIM Boutique)

Katya in Strut & Bolt Red Jumpsuit from Sapphire on Spring $64 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $49.99

Katya in Strut & Bolt Red Jumpsuit from Sapphire on Spring $64 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $49.99

Shantay in Charlie Page Dress from Strandz and Threadz $56.99 / Red Hat from Ben Franklin $53.99

Shantay in Charlie Page Dress from Strandz and Threadz $56.99 / Red Hat from Ben Franklin $53.99

Shantay in Minuet Pink Dress from Sapphire on Spring $48 / CQ by CQ Pink Jacket from Sapphire on Spring $58 / Fascinator from Sapphire on Spring $65

Shantay in Minuet Pink Dress from Sapphire on Spring $48 / CQ by CQ Pink Jacket from Sapphire on Spring $58 / Fascinator from Sapphire on Spring $65

Ross in Paisley and Gray Suit in Navy $300 / Mizzen and Main Shirt $145 / Tie Bar Bow Tie $20 / Ray Ban Sunglasses $200 / Johnston and Murphy Shoes $169 (all from HIM Boutique)

Ross in Paisley and Gray Suit in Navy $300 / Mizzen and Main Shirt $145 / Tie Bar Bow Tie $20 / Ray Ban Sunglasses $200 / Johnston and Murphy Shoes $169 (all from HIM Boutique)

Katya in Minuet Floral Dress from Sapphire on Spring $82 / Strut & Bolt Tan Jacket from Sapphire $54 / Vintage Hat from Mariposa

Katya in Minuet Floral Dress from Sapphire on Spring $82 / Strut & Bolt Tan Jacket from Sapphire $54 / Vintage Hat from Mariposa

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Letter from the Editor | April/May 2019

extolmag_26_final-1WHO’S READY FOR SPRING?

This annual issue is always one of my favorites because of the excitement that’s palpable in the air. Derby, warm weather and the beckoning of new beginnings always seems to bring out the best in all of us.

I am also excited about this edition because of the numerous Southern Indiana cities and towns represented in these pages.

As always, thank you for taking the time to pick up Extol.

extolmag_26_final-2KINDNESS MATTERS

For more than two years, I’ve repeated these same words to my now-3-year-old daughter every morning on the way to preschool:

“Olive: You are smart. You are kind. You are important. You are beautiful inside and out. Everyone matters. Treat people with kindness.”

It’s my adaptation of a scene in the novel-turned-movie, “The Help,” but it’s also a more poignant version of what I’ve told myself for decades. And depending upon where I’m at in life, some phrases resonate more than others.

Lately, this one means the most:

“Everyone matters. Treat people with kindness.”

Despite the constant barrage of social media and news outlets asserting the contrary, I believe most of us care about our neighbors and complete strangers and are willing to make people feel like they matter by inserting small acts of kindness into our everyday lives – holding a door, letting someone slide in ahead of us in traffic, simply saying, “Thank you” or “I’m sorry,” or offering a helping hand. These minor moments matter.

And, sometimes they can affect others far more than we ever imagined.

Olive, my daughter, is old enough that she now speaks our daily affirmation without prompting. She recently said it in the grocery store and brought a fellow shopper nearly to tears. As rewarding as it was to see the fruits of my labor, my heart hurt: Shouldn’t kindness and the acknowledgment of its power be the exception and not the rule? Listening to a toddler as she looks at a complete stranger and says with complete confidence, “You are kind, you are smart, you are beautiful,” should evoke a smile, not tears, at least not tears of despair. But, the woman at Kroger explained her reaction: “You just don’t see this anymore.”

Maybe she doesn’t – and I pray she sees more – “ but I do, and I know many of you do, too.

So, here’s my challenge: Send me your accounts of acts of kindness – yours or others. Big and small. They matter. Email me at angie@extolmag.com or find me by searching @angiefenton2 on Facebook. Let’s keep the kindness going, and I’ll work to let others know and spread the good – kind – news.

Truly,

Angie

Angie Fenton

Editor In Chief

angie@extolmag.com

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Horseshoe Foundation FamFest

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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Ben Franklin Beauties

By JD Dotson

For 27 years, Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany

has been Southern Indiana’s go-to supply stock

up store for all kinds of crafts persons and artists.

Home to an eclectic mix of gifts and accessories,

frame shop, fabric store, and the largest collection

of art, crafting and scrapbooking supplies, Ben

Franklin’s also makes your Derby ensemble easily

customizable and unique. Their collection of

fascinators and women’s hats range from subtle

and demure to show-stopper and avant-garde.

Hats are ready to go right out of the store, or

for the extra personal touch can be embellished

by a team of designers to match an outfit or a

personal style.

Ben Franklin Crafts even has every bit, piece

and part, feather, ribbon and sequins, and hat or

fascinator base for the DIY crafter to build their

own masterpiece.

Ben Franklin’s also did not forget about the guys

and carries a huge selection of handmade local

bowties and pocket squares by local designer Ethan

Thomas. Ethan’s use of pattern and color add a

bit of spring flair to a Derby suit. Top the look off

with one of their straw hats, add a feather in the

band and you are ready to place bets.

Ben Franklin also carries a line of clear and

correctly-sized bags to comply with Churchill

Downs’ regulations, as well as a credit card,

tamper-free wallet to keep your bank account

safe from thieves.

We have picked out a few of our favorites.

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Derby Trot & Shop

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PHOTO BY DANNY ALEXANDER

DERBY TROT & SHOP

Join Sarah Jordan of Alpha Media April 14 in New Albany for Derby Trot & Shop powered by Bliss Travel. For just $25 you can sample your favorite wines and beers inside select locations, receive a signature glass and a shopping bag. The party starts at 2 pm in Bicentennial Park. Purchase tickets for the 21 and over event at www.bit.ly/TrotShop

(enter promo code SAVE5).


PSSTTT: SURE, BEN FRANKLIN IN NEW ALBANY IS THE PLACE TO GO FOR ALL THINGS ARTS AND CRAFTS, BUT DID YOU KNOW THEY CARRY A NUMBER OF DERBY ITEMS, INCLUDING HATS THAT THEY’LL DECORATE FOR YOU.

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A Voice and a Face

Strandz and Threadz red dress, $50; cocktail ring, $9; fascinator, $15.

Strandz and Threadz red dress,
$50; cocktail ring, $9; fascinator, $15.

Sarah Jordan looks back and ahead on her career.
Story by Remy Sisk
Photos of Sarah Jordan by Danny Alexander
Styling by Miranda McDonald
Hair and Makeup by Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique
Clothing courtesy Sapphire on Spring Boutique and Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique
Photos shot at Double Barrel, 147 E. Main St. in New Albany

If you’ve turned on your car radio at some point in the last decade, you’ve almost certainly heard the bubbly, vivacious voice of Sarah Jordan.

A true radio success story who has gone from intern to on-air personality to marketing director, Jordan has led a genuinely remarkable career, and her winning blend of superb talent and stunning personality makes her one of the community’s most revered public figures.

I first met Sarah when I was an intern at 99.7 DJX in 2011. As I began to work regularly with her, what always struck me most was her nonstop positive energy. She was always fully committed to helping me learn and gave me opportunities that I still credit as being highly impactful to my work today.

Strandz and Threadz lace dress, $49.99; fascinator, $19.95; butterfly clips, $3.50 each; gold necklace, $29.

Strandz and Threadz lace dress,
$49.99; fascinator, $19.95; butterfly
clips, $3.50 each; gold necklace, $29.

Personally, she always carried a contagious shine and lit up the room whenever she walked in. She and I would get overly emotional about reality TV contestants together and talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the latest singles (and fashions) from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. I learned so much from Sarah, and it’s no surprise to me that she’s risen to the heights that she has.

She’s been in radio for 12 years, and most listeners were first introduced to her when she was the night show host on DJX. When she became a mom, she transitioned to day shifts and worked mornings on 102.3, another of the five stations clustered under Alpha Media Louisville. Now, she’s the marketing director of all five brands, which include 99.7 DJX and 102.3 Jack FM as well as B96.5, Magic 101.3 and G105.1.

Sapphire on Spring blue dress, $86; fascinator $32.

Sapphire on Spring blue dress, $86; fascinator $32.

Jordan is keen to note that as she has gone from a wife to a first-time mother to now a mom of two, her career has simultaneously grown and developed. “When I was pregnant with my son, I was still doing nights on DJX, and I kept thinking that that was not going to work being a mom, and then I transitioned to doing a daytime shift and that worked better,” she remembers. “And so, as I’ve grown up as a mom, I do feel like my job has matured as I’ve matured – now in this level of management where I am with my two kids versus where I was when I just started having kids and was still a night show host on DJX.”

Regardless of her position, however, her passion for her industry has never faltered: “My favorite thing about radio,” she says, “is that it changes every single day. The landscape is constantly changing, mostly due to social media. Every day, we have to keep up with the latest technology, what’s trending on social media and what’s trending in the music world. So, every day is something different, and that’s my favorite thing about radio because just when you think you’ve figured it out, it changes the next day.”

Sapphire on Spring maxi skirt and crop top combo, $36; fascinator, $50.

Sapphire on Spring maxi skirt and crop top combo, $36; fascinator, $50.

Off the clock, Jordan spends as much time as she can with her husband as well as her two beautiful children. Currently, the crew resides in Jeffersonville and is actively building a house in Floyds Knobs. “Southern Indiana has always been my home – that’s where I grew up and where I went to high school and now my husband and I have lived here since 2009,” Jordan says. “We decided we wanted to raise our kids in the New Albany Floyd County school system, so we’re building back up in the Knobs now.”

Although Jordan is eminently ingrained in the culture of Louisville, she insists her love for Southern Indiana is strong and indeed emphasizes her appreciation for getting to split her time across the two states. “I like the small-town feel of Southern Indiana – I think it’s because I grew up there that it feels like home to me,” she enthuses. “I love Louisville, I work in Louisville and I probably spend more hours of my days in Louisville, but I like that I can cross the bridge and dance on both sides.”

Although Jordan is always busy – whether at work or at home – no time of the year is more demanding than Derby season, which is rapidly approaching.

Jordan has always relished Derby season and was actually a Derby princess in 2009. But this year, she’s going even further into the whirlwind by serving on the Kentucky Derby Festival board. Her work with the radio stations has her grooving around town already, and being on the board ensures it’ll be hard to find an event she won’t be attending.

But she’s up for the challenge and is sure to not only show up, but show up in style. “Obviously, I’m excited to figure out what to wear to the track because it’s always a task, but at the same time, one of my favorite things is pulling together hats and dresses and jewelry and evening gowns,” she maintains. “There is nothing like it.”

As far as her favorite event of Derby season, Jordan insists she can’t pick just one but does assert that one of the greatest experiences of the week is actually one of the less glamorous: “If you ever have the chance to be on the backside of Churchill Downs during Derby week, watching the sun rise between the Twin Spires and seeing those Derby horses practice for their big two minutes of fame – the sound of the hooves, it’s chilly, it’s damp, the sun’s rising, it is perfect.”

Although visiting the backside in the early morning may be a highlight, Jordan emphasizes that it’s more about the energy of the week than anything else, living through the hum of Derby week and embracing its nonstop excitement.

“When it’s Derby week, there’s a buzz in the city,” says Jordan. “I don’t care if you are walking down Fourth Street Live!, if you are you are at your house, if you hear airplanes flying in the sky or are you’re stepping on to the track. There is a certain energy that is around this entire city, and I think it’s because it knows it is being watched by the entire world for that one week.”

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Dapper Derby

1Him Gentleman’s Boutique is a one-stop shop for the fellas

Photos by Matt Simpson

Seeking a one-stop Derby shop? Him

Gentleman’s Boutique, which has locations in

New Albany and Louisville, can fulfill all of your

your Derby and Oaks needs – and more.3

This boutique, which specializes in menswear,

carries a variety of lines and designers, including

Johnston and Murphy, Cole Haan, Mizzen &

Main, Ledbury, Tallia, Vineyard Vines, E.F. Meeks,

Stetson, Ray Ban and many more.2


Him Gentleman’s Boutique

314 Pearl St.

New Albany

2352 Frankfort Ave.

Louisville

812.595.7752

www.himgb.com

Monday Closed

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

12-5 p.m. Sunday4

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Doing Derby

The Kentucky Derby Festival includes Southern Indiana, too.

Yes, it’s called the Kentucky Derby Festival, but there are plenty of reasons why those of

us in Southern Indiana should take time to enjoy the festival, too.


HORSESHOE FOUNDATION KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL FAMFEST

4-8 P.M. April 11.

Downtown New Albany (next to the YMCA)

This new family-friendly event includes a special preview of the 2018 Festival, featuring a hot air balloon, inflatables, mini golf and bed races, face painting and more. The first 1,000 attendees receive a custom Pegasus Pin.


April 16

KENTUCKY DER BY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION PRO-AM GOLF

TOURNAMENT. Noon Tee Time. Wildwood Country Club. Team entries $2,000.

Individual entries $500. Entries open to the public, includes lunch, golf with local pro,

cocktail reception following tournament and gifts. Contributing Sponsor: KPGA. Media

Sponsor: 1450/96.1 The Big X Sports Radio WXVW. Prize Sponsor: Horseshoe Southern

Indiana. A Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation event. A portion of the entry fee is tax

deductible. Contact Jon Pollock at jpollock@kdf.org or (502) 572-3833 to register.


Tuesday, April 17

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL “TASTE OF DERBY FESTIVAL®”. 5:30 PM

– 8 PM. Louisville Slugger Field. Features exquisite fare from over 65 of Louisville’s finest

restaurants and beverage companies. Bourbon tasting, wine tasting and a silent auction.

Tickets $85, available in advance only. Coordinated by Dare to Care Food Bank. All proceeds

to benefit Dare to Care. Sponsor: Brown-Forman Corporation. Media Sponsor: 840 WHAS.

For more information call (502) 966-3821.


Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 29

STOCK YARDS BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL $1 MILLION

DOLLAR HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF CONTESTSM. April 19-April 28: 10 AM – 8:30

PM, Closed April 21, April 29: 10 AM – 5 PM, Semi-finals 6 PM. Seneca Golf Course Driving

Range. $1 per shot and free for spectators. April 22: Jr. Day – Under 18 get 2 shots for

$1. April 23: First Responders and Veterans Day get 2 shots for $1. April 24: Ladies Day –

Ladies get 2 shots for $1. April 25: Long Drive Contest 11 AM – 7 PM, 2 shots for $5. Senior

Special Weekdays 10 AM – 2 PM, 62 and up get 2 shots for $1. Grand Prize: $1 million.

First Prize (if no Hole-in-One): $5,000. Sponsor: Stock Yards Bank. Contributing Sponsor:

Louisville Parks & Recreation. Media Sponsors: WLKY TV, 840 WHAS and Insider Louisville.


Friday, April 20

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL THEY’RE OFF!® LUNCHEON. 11:30 AM.

Galt House East Grand Ballroom. Tickets: $680 Table of 8 or $85 each. Official Kentucky Derby

Festival kick off luncheon. Contributing Sponsors: Fifth Third Bank, Kentucky Blood Center,

and Kentucky Proud. Media Sponsor: Business First. Official Hotel: The Galt House.


Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 29

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL VOLLEY BALL CLASSIC.

One of the country’s largest outdoor volleyball tournaments. Contributing Sponsors: ASICS and Mikasa. Media

Sponsor: 98.9 Radio Now. For more information call The Volleyball Connection/Tandem

Sports (502) 582-3530.

Sand Divisions at Baxter Jacks

April 21 and 22: 9 AM – 9 PM and

April 28 and 29: 9 AM – 9 PM

Grass Divisions at Seneca Park at the Tennis Courts

April 28 and 29: 9 AM – 6 PM


Saturday, April 21

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONIES: THUNDER

OVER LOUISVILLE®. FoodFest and Ford’s Thunder On the Ground open at 11:00 AM,

Airshow at 3:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:30 PM. Downtown Louisville Riverfront, Waterfront Park,

River Road and Southern Indiana shoreline.

Sponsors: Horseshoe Southern Indiana, LG&E, Meijer, UPS, and Valero, along with Papa

John’s Thunder Funders. Thunder on the Ground Sponsor: Ford Motor Company. Official

Hotel: The Galt House. Official Sound Sponsor: Logan Lavelle Hunt.

All-day live coverage on WLKY TV and 106.9 PLAY. Event programs distributed April 21 by

The Courier-Journal. Featuring the Thunder Chow Wagon at Waterfront Park and the East

River Road Beer Garden. Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. (Open 11AM – 11PM.

NO TENTS, STAKES, TAPE OR PETS.) Meijer Family Fun Zone on the Belvedere. Admission

is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. (Open 11AM – 11PM. NO TENTS, STAKES, TAPE OR PETS.)

North Great Lawn area opens at 9 AM. Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin.

(NO TENTS, STAKES, TAPE OR PETS.)

ThunderOverLouisville.org


Sunday, April 22

JUNIOR DAY AT STOCK YARDS BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL

$1 MILLION DOLLAR HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF CONTESTSM. Seneca Golf Course

Driving Range. 10 AM – 8:30 PM (Open Daily through April 29). Under 18 get 2 shots for

$1. Over 18 is $1 per shot. Grand Prize: $1 million. First Prize (if no Hole-in-One): $5,000.

Sponsor: Stock Yards Bank. Contributing Sponsor: Louisville Parks & Recreation. Media

Sponsors: WLKY TV, 840 WHAS and Insider Louisville.


Monday, April 23

FIRST RESPONDERS AND VETERANS DAY AT STOCK YARDS BANK

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL $1 MILLION DOLLAR HOLE-IN-ONE

GOLF CONTEST. Seneca Golf Course Driving Range. 10 AM – 8:30 PM (Open Daily

through April 29). First Responders and Veterans get 2 shots for $1. Other participants

pay $1 per shot. Grand Prize: $1 million. First Prize (if no Hole-in-One): $5,000. Sponsor:

Stock Yards Bank. Contributing Sponsor: Louisville Parks & Recreation. Supporting Sponsor:

Academy Sports + Outdoors. Media Sponsors: WLKY TV, 840 WHAS and Insider Louisville.


Tuesday, April 24

LADIES DAY AT STOCK YARDS BANK KEN TUCKY DER BY FESTIVAL $1

MILLION DOLLAR HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF CONTEST. Seneca Golf Course

Driving Range. 10 AM – 8:30 PM (Open Daily through April 29). Ladies get 2 shots for $1.

Other participants pay $1 per shot. Grand Prize: $1 million. First Prize (if no Hole-in-One):

$5,000. Sponsor: Stock Yards Bank. Contributing Sponsor: Louisville Parks & Recreation.

Media Sponsors: WLKY TV, 840 WHAS and Insider Louisville.


Wednesday, April 25

LONG DRIVE CONTEST AT STOCK YARDS BANK KENTUCKY DERBY

FESTIVAL $1 MILLION DOLLAR HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF CONTEST.

Seneca Golf Course Driving Range. 11 AM – 7 PM. 2 shots for $5. Sponsor: Stock Yards

Bank. Contributing Sponsor: Louisville Parks & Recreation. Media Sponsors: WLKY TV, 840

WHAS and Insider Louisville.


Thursday, April 26

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL HEALTH FAIR PRESENTED BY

WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS. 4 PM – 8 PM. NEW LOCATION: Fourth Street Live!

Featuring exhibits, activities and screenings for families that will be educational and

entertaining. Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. Sponsor: WellCare Health Plans.

Contributing Sponsors: Bluegrass Pain Consultants, PLLC and KentuckyOne Health. Media

Sponsors: 100.1/103.5 WAKY and Today’s Transitions.


Thursday, April 26 – Friday, April 27

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL RACE EXPO AND PACKET PICK-UP

PRESENTED BY FLORASTOR. Kentucky Exposition Center West Wing. Two-day

Expo where you can see the latest running gear, get nutritional advice, pre-race running tips

and pick up your race packet for Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/iMarathon® and PNC

Tour de Lou. Sponsor: Florastor. Official Bourbon: Jim Beam. Media Sponsor: 99.7 DJX.

Thursday: 4 PM – 8 PM. Expo and Packet Pickup.

Friday: 11 AM – 9 PM Expo and Packet Pickup


Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, April 28

U.S. BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT BALLOONFEST.

Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. Sponsor: U.S. Bank.

Contributing Sponsor: V.G Reed & Sons.

April 26:

7 AM Launch. U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Charity Race. Bowman Field.

8:30 PM. U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glimmer.

Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Media Sponsor: Q103.1.

April 27:

7 AM Launch. U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival

Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race. Bowman Field.

Public entrance off Pee Wee Reese Road.

Media Sponsor: 99.7 DJX.

9 PM. U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow. Kentucky Exposition Center.

Gates open at 6 PM. $8 KEC parking fee. Media Sponsor: 106.9 PLAY. Broadcast special by

WLKY TV on MeTV Louisville 32.2.

April 28:

7 AM Launch. U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race®. Bowman Field.

Public entrance off Pee Wee Reese Road. Media Sponsor: 99.7 DJX.


Thursday, April 26 – Friday, May 4

KROGER’S FEST-A-VILLE ON THE WATER FRONT. Open Daily 11 AM

– 11 PM, except Sunday 12 PM – 10 PM. Waterfront Park. ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT

EXPERIENCE featuring concerts with national talent, family fun, food, kids’ inflatable

playground, midway rides and more. Happy Hour Weekdays 4-6 PM, $2 beer. Pegasus Play-

Ville Free Rides (kids 12 and under) 4 PM – 6 PM daily, courtesy of AETNA Better Health of

Kentucky. Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT

PERMITTED). Sponsor: Kroger. Media Sponsor: The Courier-Journal.

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL CHOW WAGON® Open Daily 11 AM – 11

PM, except Sunday 12 PM – 10 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Outdoor food &

live music venue. Sponsors: Kroger and Miller Lite. Featuring the Miller Lite Music Stage.

Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED).


Friday, April 27

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL NEIGH-MASTE ON THE WATER FRONT.

12 – 1 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, Great Lawn. Relax and recharge at this

yoga event at the Waterfront. Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK

AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL OHIO VALLEY WRESTLING RUN FOR THE ROPES.

6 PM – 7:30 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, Great Lawn.

Special meet-and-greet with OVW stars at 5 p.m., followed by six big matches including

a special “all-for-1 one-for all” over the top rope Battle Royal. Admission is free with a

2018 Pegasus Pin®. For more information call (502) 759-7665. Presented by Ohio Valley

Wrestling. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL DERBY OF THE DEAD PRESENTED

BY LOUISVILLE ZOMBIE WALK. 6 PM – 11:00 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the

Waterfront, Great Lawn. Entertainment by: Nulydedz zombie rockabilly band, sideshow and

fire arts entertainment by Artemisia, local artists & zombie themed wares, zombie car show,

zombie make up demonstration by Team Demon Fabulous from The Devil’s Attic. Admission

is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. For more information visit derbyofthedead.com (FOOD,

DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

MAX FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST LOGAN HEN DER SON AT

WATER FRONT JAM. 8 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Admission is free

with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. VIP Viewing Tickets $20, online at KDF.org. Media Sponsor: 98.9

Radio Now (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL KEN-DUCKY DERBY. 4 PM – 8PM. Call to the

post 7 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. See the launch of 20,000 ducks into

the Ohio River for a chance to race and compete for prizes. Proceeds benefit Harbor House.

Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. To adopt a duck, visit DuckTruck.org. For

more information go to KDF.org or call (502) 717-0072. Sponsor: Swope Family Dealerships.

Media Sponsor: WLKY TV. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL DA’VILLE CLASSIC DRUM LINE

SHOWCASE. 5 PM. The Louisville Palace. High school and community drum lines from

Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana showcase their creativity, musicianship, and pageantry. General

Admission Seating is $10. For tickets call, (502) 905-2908. Media Sponsor: B96.5 FM.

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL FITNESS JAM. 5 PM – 7 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville

on the Waterfront, Great Lawn. Join the best Zumba and U-JAM instructors in the area, wear

comfortable clothes and come burn calories with the fitness craze that is sweeping the

nation! Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. For information call (502) 554-4486

or visit www.kyfitnessparty.com. Sponsor: ELeet Stone Countertops. Media Sponsor: 93.1

The Beat. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL THESLICE: SPICE, STYLE AND SOUL.

6 PM – 9 PM. The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Live entertainment and

food tasting. Proceeds benefit charities and assistance programs. Tickets include 2018

Pegasus Pin. $65 in advance, $75 day of event. For tickets call (502) 584-4602, visit

TheSliceofLouisville.org or purchase at Kentucky Center for African American Heritage,

Better Days Records at Lyles Mall or JAM BUSTERS at 4906 Poplar level Road. Media

Sponsor: MAGIC 101.3.

BELTERRA CASINO RESORT CONCERT FEATURING TYLER FARR

WITH SPECIAL GUEST MITCHELL TENPENNY. 8 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville

on the Waterfront. Waterfront Jam concert featuring a salute to Veterans and Active Duty

Military. Free admission for Veterans and Active Military all day. General Admission is free

with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. VIP Viewing Tickets $20, online at KDF.org. Sponsor: Belterra

Casino Resort. Media Sponsor: 97.5 WAMZ (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)


Sunday, April 29

PNC KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL TOUR de LOU. Staggered start based

on distance: 62.1 Metric Century – 8:30 AM, 35-mile ride – 8:40 AM, 20-mile ride – 8:50

AM. Open course Cycling event with three distances for beginners to experienced cyclists.

Start and finish near Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville at Waterfront Park. Entry fees and registration

info at KDF.org. Sponsor: PNC. Official Safety Sponsor: AAA East Central. Contributing

Sponsors: Baptist Health Sports Medicine, Louisville Marriott Downtown, and Scheller’s

Fitness & Cycling. Media Sponsors: 102.3 Jack FM and The Courier-Journal. Supporting

Sponsors: Louisville Bicycle Club and Louisville Water Company.

MAYOR’S DERBY BRUNCH ON THE RIVER . 11 AM-1:30 PM. Riverside, the

Farnsley-Moremen Landing. A festive brunch featuring a traditional Kentucky breakfast,

music, and tours of the property including the Moremen Family Chapel. Tickets $100 or $750

for Table of 8. For tickets or information call (502) 935-6809 or Riverside-Landing.org.

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL “V FOUNDATION” CELEBRITY BOCCE

TOURNAMENT. 12 – 4 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, Great Lawn. Have

fun and play bocce with celebrities for a great cause at the Waterfront. For registration

information contact JohnS@ESPNLouisville.com. Admission for spectators is free with

a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. Sponsor: Money Concepts (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT

PERMITTED.)

THE CHILDREN’S TEA WITH THE KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL

PRINCESSES PRESENTED BY BIGELOW TEA. 1 PM – 4 PM. Crowne Plaza,

Louisville Airport. Children ages 4 and up invited to meet the Kentucky Derby Festival Queen

and Princesses. Tickets $35 each. Reservation required. Purchase tickets online at www.

thefillies.org. Sponsor: Bigelow Tea. Produced by: The Fillies, Inc. For more information

contact Cindy Lewandowski at 502-295-1740 or cindy2018tea@gmail.com

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY® PRESENTED

BY HUMANA AND NORTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. 1 – 4 PM. Free,

family friendly fitness event on the North Great Lawn at Waterfront Park inside Kroger’s

Fest-a-Ville. Features interactive activities, community vendors, inflatables, group exercise

classes and the miniFun Run. For kids ages 3 and older, plus adults. Coordinated by YMCA

of Greater Louisville. Sponsors: Humana and Norton Children’s Hospital. Media Sponsors:

B96.5 FM. For more information visit YMCALouisville.org or call 502-587-9622. (FOOD,

DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

PASSPORT KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GOSPELFEST. 3 PM – 6 PM.

Gospel Choir Showcase. NEW LOCATION: St. Stephen Church Louisville. Admission is free

with a 2018 Pegasus Pin©. Sponsor: Passport. Contributing Sponsors: Hosparus Health

and Kentucky Department of Tourism. Media Sponsors: B96.5 FM and WLOU 104.7 FM.


For more events and information, go to KDF.org.

(Clockwise from top left)
n Erik Merton, Steve Shaffer, Eric Goodman, Chris Goodman. n Meredith Lucas, Randy Braun, Ray Lucas. n Troy Cunningham, Kristie & Dustin Williams. n Adrian Brown, Cristy Brown, Matt Willingera.

Night Racing with German American

June 30 • Churchill Downs in Louisville

(Clockwise from top left) n Erik Merton, Steve Shaffer, Eric Goodman, Chris Goodman. n Meredith Lucas, Randy Braun, Ray Lucas. n Troy Cunningham, Kristie & Dustin Williams. n Adrian Brown, Cristy Brown, Matt Willingera.

(Clockwise from top left)
Erik Merton, Steve Shaffer, Eric Goodman, Chris Goodman.  Meredith Lucas, Randy Braun, Ray Lucas.  Troy Cunningham, Kristie & Dustin Williams.  Adrian Brown, Cristy Brown, Matt Willingera.

 

German American hosted a group of young professionals from Southern Indiana for the June
30 night racing event at Churchill Downs. The theme that night was “Downs After Dark Does the Decades.” Guests enjoyed a delicious, complimentary buffet and drinks while watching from a luxury Jockey Club Suite with a private balcony.

Photos by Christian Watson