It's a 'Night at the Races' for the Junior League


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  • From left, leaders of the Junior League of Orange County Kristy Horaz, Amanda Merli, Lori Anne Wolkoff, Erin Bratton, Heather Batelic, Tara Bliss, Karen Brock and Diane Davis.



— Join the Junior League of Orange County (JLOC) as they host their 10th annual A Night At The Races on Friday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the newly renovated Villa Venezia, on 2257 Goshen Turnpike in Middletown. It will be an exciting evening of video horse racing with a veteran live caller and wide array of live and silent auction items. In addition to the horse racing, this year there will be casino betting tables.

The evening will also include Silent Auction donated from sponsors. In the past, items including golf escapes, spa packages, Hudson Valley Wine Trail tickets, and many other items. Some of the biggest items have included a wine cooler stocked with wine, gift certificates hanging from a live tree, vacations and more.

Tickets are $100 per person or $110 at the door and include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, beer, wine, soda and 10 betting bucks for the video horse racing. If additional betting bucks are purchased in advance of the event, the price will be $10 for 20 betting bucks. At the night of the event, they will be available for purchase at full price.

The JLOC is currently accepting sponsorships to the event. There are several packages that offer complementary tickets and special advertising benefits depending on the sponsorship package purchased.

For more information on how to donate items to the silent auction, sponsorships, or to purchase tickets or betting bucks, go to the Web site at www.jlocny.com or call the League Line at 845-344-8554.

The Junior League of Orange County, NY, Inc. (www.jlocny.com) is part of an international organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. All proceeds from this event directly benefit the programs of the Junior League of Orange County, NY and the training of its dedicated volunteers.

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