The Horsey Set Gathers for the Kentucky Derby and A "Run for the Roses"

Eleanor McSally & Ann Gardella

The Edward King Center in Newport, RI was the setting for a Derby party to rival anything in Louisville on the day of the Kentucky Derby. To create the proper atmosphere, Charlie the Horse (we are reporting this accurately) was brought to the grounds, and happy patrons of this inaugural party waited to have their pictures taken with him.


Established by Dr. Tony Regine and Barbara Peters, ably abetted by King Center Director Carmela Geer and a large, enthusiastic committee, the beautifully attired guests (a sea of frocks and hats) nibbled on excellent hors doeuvres, participated in a raffle and silent auction, and bet on the Derby's outcome. It was no surprise that "California Chrome" won, watched by all on a giant television screen, and those who bet and won the auctions (one for wine) were rewarded.


Anne McMahon in a Savoir Faire hate, Dr. Tony Regine,

and past Mayor Jeanne Marie Napolitano


A buffet dinner was served after the race, which was introduced by Dr. Regine and Mayor Harry Winthrop. Seen were Kathleen Connell, Bob Smith and Danusha Ostoja, Roy McCall,  Heather and Jay Lynch, Lisa Lewis, Rita Slom, Marilyn Woloohojian, Esther Bernstein, Helen del Guidice, Aggie Perkins and Ginny Purviance – among the sea of gentlemen and chapeaux.


                                                                  --     L.P.


The Edward King House Senior Center is going into its forty-fifth year of providing opportunities for Newport County's seniors age fifty and older. For information about classes and events, go to



A trio with Carl Hosbond, played before the race

Rita Slom looked lovely

Mayor Harry Winthrop greeted guests

a video display of horses

Deborah Winthrop with Pat Serocio & Rich

Mari Kerr with Kathleen Connell

Paul Bernard  speaking

Bob Smith & Danusha Ostoja

Carmela Geer announces the race

The race and stats on a giant screen

Rooting for thie favorite

Esther Bernstein, Barbara, Marilyn Woloohojian & friend

Bea Temkin & equestrienne Tara Lombardi

Wasn't that exciting!  Post-race

Anne McMahon & Jim Marinan

Brian McKenna & Sheila Bentley

The silent auction table

Kerry  & Greg Fater


Receiving prizes from Harry's auction!




Co-host Barbara Peters came with broken ankle!


Mayor Winthrop presents prize to Caitlin Christ



Helen Delguidice & Buddy Hill


Gary & Bunny Duckman


The buffet table


The architecturally distinguished Edward King House


Newport Seen's Linda Phillips

Rita Slom &  Anne Collins

Tilly Thompson












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