Rhonda Jo and Jimmy Dan Conner’s Derby Celebration

Rhonda Jo and Jimmy Dan Conner held their annual Derby kick-off party on the evening of April 30 at their home on Old Federal Road. The Kentucky-themed party featured Kentucky ham, bibb salad, tenderloin with Henry Bain’s sauce, bread pudding with bourbon sauce, and Derby pie. The Misty Mountain String Band played traditional bluegrass music. Special guests Matthew and Liezl Copham, owners of Wapuka Safaris, arrived from Maun, South Africa, just in time for the party.

Photos by TIM VALENTINO | Contributing Photographer 

Rhonda Jo Conner, Emily Digenis and Hunter Sattich.Rhonda jo Conner, Barb Sweet, Frances Conner Thorne, Charlotte Korfhage and Wendy Novak.David Novak, Rich Remmers, Batman and Rick Sweet.James Daniel Conner, Lindsey Lanier, Erin Haleg and Charlie Ray Montgomery.George Geoghegan, African Safari Guide Matthew Capham from Botswana, Elizabeth Remmers, Liezl Capham and Leslie Taylor.Sam and Jimmy Dan Conner, Brad Ray and Foster Northrup.Rhonda jo Conner, Frances Conner Thorne, George Geoghegan and Barrie Conner.Megan and Foster Northrup.Ginger Beard, Ann McMahan and Marcia Prett.Ashley and Russell Coleman.Kim and John DeWeese and Charlie and Frances Scholtz.Mike Mountjoy, Jimmy Kirchendorfer and Rick Remmers.Misty Mountain String Band. Michael Cleveland, Derek Harris, Brian Vicars and Paul Martin.Emily Digenis, Don and Jeannie Dentinger and Hunter Sattich.