Celebrating Derby Day and supporting a great cause!
Alex and I were among the supporters attending Saturday's Hats and Hooves Derby Affair at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum here in Newnan. This annual event is a fundraiser for Communities In Schools, a highly successful dropout prevention program we are proud to support. We knew we'd have a good time because we know so many of the great folks involved with this program, and I was delighted that about 99 percent of the women there did indeed wear hats!
As expected, there was lots of great food at this event, and of course I was immediately impressed by the tea station, where I happily went to the lemonade and sweet tea dispensers several times to make Arnold Palmers. (Yes, there were Mint Juleps, too, but I've found only one person who actually admits to liking them!)
After I had some of the Shrimp and Grits (my all-time favorite food), I skipped all the other savories and went straight for the wonderful dessert buffet. I was trying to decide what to get when, behind the sweets, I spotted …
Macarons! You don't get these every day! So it was a fun and delicious evening, and I thought I'd share a few of the great hats and fascinators I saw. Did any of you get to watch and/or celebrate the Kentucky Derby on Saturday?