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Derby Day Event to Benefit Square One

SPRINGFIELD — On Saturday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. the Colony Club in Springfield will the setting for hats, horses and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the 142nd Annual Kentucky Derby.

Presented by The Gaudreau Group, with support from Northeast IT, as well as the Colony Club and host Jeffrey Lomma, the event will raise much-needed funds for Square One’s programs and services.

“We are so excited by the energy and buzz that this event has sparked,” said Kristine Allard, Vice President of Development for Square One. “Opportunities like this are a great reminder of how fortunate this region is to have businesses and community leaders who are committed to ensuring a bright future for our families. We are so grateful to our sponsors and our growing list of attendees for lending their support to our important work with children and families.”

Tickets are $35 and include big screen monitors to enjoy the race, hearty hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary mint julep. Prizes will be awarded for the best Derby attire. Tickets may be purchased via Eventbrite or by contacting Heather at Inspired Marketing at (413) 303-0101.

Since 1883, Square One has been committed to ensuring that all children and families have the opportunity to succeed at school, at work, and in life by providing educational programs, family support services, health and fitness resources, and a voice in the community. Square One knows that children grow up to become better educated and more successful academically, emotionally and socially when they have high-quality early education, nurturing adults to care for them, and a safe and healthy community in which to live. At the core of everything they do is the belief, confirmed by research, that children who begin learning early become better learners for life.

For more information on Square One, visit www.startatsquareone.org.

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