Congratulations to Bo and Jeanne Whitt for organizing The 2023 LHE Downs, one of the best attended events of the season.
Jeanne and Bo Whitt, along with a their crew of volunteers, decorated the Ballroom to perfection.
Residents await the beginning of the races.
Ladies dress for “success” with their Derby hats.
More lovely ladies in their hats.
Wearing a hat for the Derby adds to the fun.
Their are many flattering hats worn.
The men “put their hats in the ring.”
Kris Bomgarden puts the final touches on the Sloppy Joe dinner, with Cowboy beans, and Cobbler a la’ mode.
The bartenders, Colette Parker, Wayne Albert, and Ted Bargwell were kept busy.
Bo Whitt stands with his team of “Bet Takers”, Rocco Guarino, Terry Lareau, Elaine Lewis, and Bill Heffner.
Rolling the dice that dictated how many spaces the horses “ran” were Suzie Infantino and Mike Wright.
Patty and Phil Shaffer poured the LHE Downs Mint Juleps
Pat Dey had to sample a drink.
Selling BINGO tickets were Diane Lareau, Amy Tousignant, Debbie Reed, Beth Muntzinger, Pat Dey, Patty Homjak, Joan Grover, Debbie Bockelman, Teresa Guarino, and Linda Wright.
Diane Tilton called the LHE Downs version of BINGO.
Jeanne Whitt stands with her jockeys: Nancy Hayward, Diane Tebaldi, ML Cutler, (Jeanne), Loretta Kramer, Sharon Kent, and Shelly Link.
Jockeys and their horses: ML Cutler riding “Sparty”, Loretta Kramer riding “Purple Passion”, Nancy Hayward riding “Pink-a-licious”, Diane Tebaldi riding “Devilish Diva”, Sharon Kent riding “Ebony and Ivory”, and Shelly Link riding “Shellabration”.
Place your “bets”.
Master of Ceremony Herb Kramer and Stable Master Jeanne Whitt clown around before the event.
Diane Tebaldis’s horse in lane 3 needs a snack.
Oh-oh. John Dey is called on to help with “Clean up in Lane 3”.
Nancy Hayward’s horse needs a booster shot from Veterinarian Rod Parker.
Jockey Diane Tebaldi nearly gets ousted for stealing the garland from Loretta Kramer.
Winner Nancy Hayward.
Winner Laretta Kramer.
Winner Shelly Link.
Winner Sharon Kent.
Winner (for real) Diane Tebaldi.
Congratulations to the winner of the Grand Finale Race, Nancy Hayward and the “purchaser” of her horse, Chip Hayward.