Rotary Club of Hopkinsville Kentucky Derby Benefit

Story + Photography by Tony Centzone


Debbie & Guy Howie, DeeAnna Sova

Rotary Club of Hopkinsville held its annual Kentucky Derby Benefit at Casey Jones Distillery, with great food and music, and fashion choices that would rival Churchill Downs itself.


Trent Haddock took a moment to talk about the Derby Benefit as well as this year's Rotary Auction.


“I was the auction chair this year, and I'm the incoming president, I will take over in July,” Haddock said. “Our auction is something we look forward to every year, and I believe the people of Christian County do as well. We usually hold the auction the third or fourth week of April. Our goal this year was $300,000, we actually brought in $330,000.”



Haddock says the Rotary club gives back to the youth of Christian County. “We have a Rotary Scholars Program that allows any qualifying senior who graduates from any Christian County school to attend Hopkinsville Community College for free for two years. We also give to other local youth organizations.


“Today is about having some fun, kicking back, and celebrating a great auction. This is the second year for the Derby Benefit party, and we are hoping to make this an annual event. I also want to say, Casey Jones Distillery is a great venue. We really enjoy it here.”

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