We’d like to send out a big thanks to all who helped us out with the 2009 Blue Note Derby. Thanks to the great local Beer Distributors–Budweiser, Coors, and Miller for your items donated to make some pretty cool horses! Also to the other local Businesses who also donated items to decorate the horses, Boyers and Advanced Physical Therapy, as well as the individuals who donated items also. Thanks also goes out to the Businesses and individuals who donated many of the gift certificates used as prizes-Kelly’s, Maya Mexican Restaurant, Papa Murphys Pizza, DD and Janie Fischer, Ben Bumbry, and Jerry Davis. And of course many thanks go out to the many fine folks who worked hard to decorate all 36 of the stick horses used in the event-THEY WERE AWESOME!
We would also like to thank our local media for helping to spread the word of the event. Big thanks also goes out to 103.9 The Fox, and Staradio for running countless spots for the event, and even doing a news spot on WTAD-thank you Jim Dewey and Mary Griffin. Thank you also to Jim Lenz at 90.3, Rodney Hart at the Herald Whig, Y-101, and to everyone else who helped us to promote the event.
Thank you also to our gals who donated the birthday cake for the Blues Societies Birthday-Debbie Davis, Missy Gilmore, and Debbie Davis. And last but not least, thanks go out to Kevin Maddox and Lisa for the great food and service that they provided at the event. Also Ted Tappe & the All-Star Blues Jammers, the sound crew, and of course Turner Banquet Hall for letting use their facility.
This event is in the growing stage, and with the continued help of friends like all of you, we look forward to seeing this event continue to become bigger and better each year.