Thanks for the great time! (At the Blue Note Derby)

16 Nov

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.

Don't Forget-Saturday Nite Horse Racing!

4 Nov

This is just a reminder-that the 2nd Annual BLUE NOTE DERBY is Saturday Night, starting at 7pm, at Turner Hall, 926 Hampshire, here in Quincy. Admission is just $3 per person, and $5 per couple, we’ll have live music, and food and drink will be available for purchase. I believe that BBQ pulled pork sandwiches are on the nights menu,though not positive on that-I do know that we’ll have something good there to eat. For more details, CLICK on the “Our Next Big Event-Horse Racing!” posting, on the PREVIOUS POSTING List on the right side of this page. That page displays the story about this event that has been on the front page for awhile, and has more details about the event. COME ONE AND ALL, WE’LL AGAIN HAVE A GREAT TIME!

Our Next Big Event-HORSE RACING!

24 Sep

The Mid-Mississippi Muddy Water Blues Society will be holding the 2nd Annual BLUE NOTE DERBY!, (A Night of Horse Races) to be held on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH, at TURNER HALL, 926 Hampshire, in Quincy. The event starts at 7pm, and the cost to attend is $3 per person, and $5 per couple.  There will be live entertainment at the event (between Heat Races) AND-THERE WILL BE HORSE RACING AT TURNER HALL!!! WHAT? (You may ask) are we talking about… Let us explain the event.

The Society will have a stable of highly decorated Themed and Named Stick Horses up for auction, for you to purchase (yes-you can be the owner of a racehorse) and be entered to race. Before the buying and racing begins, you can preview the horses in the stable that are up for auction. These babies are pure-custom thoroughbreds all-decorated like none you have ever seen. Some of the horses you were able to choose from last year included: Clyde (compliments of Budweiser), Harley (Compliments of TNT Harley Davidson), and Elvis, just to name a few. You will be able to purchase your favorite horse (sold to the highest bidder) to race at the first break of the Band. Racing itself will begin at the second break, and the finals will be at the next break. There will be rules posted on site to help explain the racing, and there are great prizes for all winners. Horses will be run in marked lanes, and moved By the ROLL OF THE BIG DICE, determining the horse in what lane that gets to move, and then, next, how many spots it gets to move. We roll the dice until we get a winner, who will get to draw out a Gift Certificate from a local business. Non-racers can also enter the Lucky Chances Pot to try to guess the winning horses, and split a pot with the Society. Winners in the preliminaries will advance to the finals, and we will have a Champion Horse and Racer. THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM TIRAMISU ITALIAN RESTAURANT! (And also bragging rights for the next year as the areas best Stick Horse jockey). There will also be food available, and we will also be celebrating the Blues Societys 15th Birthday. This event is open to the public, come participate-the bigger the crowd, the better the time! The Contact for the event is Linda Gertz, 217-440-3393. Everyone had a real blast last year, so-come one and all, and we will hope to see you SATURDAY NOV. 7TH, FOR THE BLUE NOTE DERBY!