Derby Festival Fillies Ball 2013

Fillies Ball Chairman Barbara Hood and Co-Chair Nancy Rust.

Fillies Ball Chairman Barbara Hood and Co-Chair Nancy Rust.

The Fillies are already planning for the 2013 Derby Festival Ball, April 19, traditionally held at the Galt House. The Fillies Ball was first held there the year of the 100th running of the Kentucky Derby and for the first time it was a dinner dance. Jean Weyland was the president of the Fillies that year.

The Galt House has been undergoing renovations and it really is spiffy!

At a tasting recently, Fillies President Betty Fangman with Ball Chairman Barbara Hood, her Co-Chair Nancy Rust, Ball Advisor Lou Ellen Williams, the Executive Sous Chef Joe Denkenberger, and Katie Schneider (the great granddaughter of Thelma and Al Schneider who founded the Galt House!) planned the dinner for the upcoming ball.

The new Kentucky Derby Queen and her court will be presented, honored citizens will be knighted and The Crashers (formerly The Louisville Crashers) will play.

Dinner promises to be delicious and the dessert divine. The centerpieces will be large silver trophies filled with red roses. There will be a fun silent auction and the Lieutenant Governor will be there.

Reservations may be made by contacting the Kentucky Derby Festival.

On Sunday, The Fillies, Inc. held a holiday reception honoring the Knights and Dames and the Kentucky Derby Festival Queen at Hurstbourne Country Club.


Missy and Will Bushman with baby Regan in Santa’s arms and Mrs. Claus looking on.

Missy and Will Bushman with baby Regan in Santa’s arms and Mrs. Claus looking on.

The Trivial Minds of the Saints trivia group met for a Frankfort Avenue Friday Hop Open House at Fabulous Finds, the resale shop on Frankfort Avenue that benefits the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy. Responsible for the party, the décor, the food and drink was Tim Utley, who is an invaluable shop volunteer and his cute wife, Pam, who aids him in his endeavors.

It was a jolly group who came to schmooze, shop and imbibe! Jewelry artist Leslie Rahner who is a volunteer at the shop displayed her striking jewelry of silver, gold and semi-precious gems. She generously donated a portion of her sales to the shop.

Santa and Mrs. Claus (Kenny and Kathy House) were there in all their glory with children clamoring to sit in his lap along with the “older” girls! It was obvious that Santa loves his job of listening and talking to the children.

Among the crowd were Svea and Ron Allgeier, Susan Graves and Steve Stanley, Janet Green, Mattie and Bob Brown, Ivan Bailen, Paula Dillman, Joan Gagel, Carmen and Courtney Seitz, Dot and Larry Burke, Paula Dillman, Linda Synder, Ton Ali and many others.