Derby weekend scores another hit

The 4th Annual Kentucky Derby party Saturday (May 6) was a blast for everyone who gathered to watch the 143rd Run for the Roses at Angel Fire Resort Country Club’s Elements restaurant.

“It was another successful event,” said Bret Wier, president of Angel Fire Rotary. “We had over 100 people Saturday and everybody had a good time. The speech that [breast cancer survivor] Jamie Greene gave was very moving.”

Angel Fire Rotary celebrates the Kentucky Derby over three-days with a Trifecta Party on Friday, Saturday’s Derby day viewing with dinner and Sunday Brunch — to raise money for the Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum in Eagle Nest, Casting for Recovery, which helps with the rehabilitation of breast cancer patients, and the National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Angel Fire.

“It was a great time and the best news is, the money’s going to go to help three different charitable organizations,” Wier said.

Diane Peterson snaps a few photos of Kentucky Derby hats and attire. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Trini Bradley (left) helped organize the Derby weekend. Lisa Sutton (right) organizes a Mud Ball every year to raise funds for Casting For Recovery. Saturday’s Derby Day also raised money for Casting For Recovery. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Maggie Wier spins the wheel to win prizes at Saturday’s event. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Gordon Cox and Debby Welker (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Caroline and Landon Newton (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Maggie Wier and Olivia Farmer (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Checking out auction items during Saturday’s events. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Matthew and Corrina Hodge (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Michael and Mindy Stille (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Breast cancer survivor Jamie Greene (pink scarf) with Barbara E. Cohen, Amie Reid and Kathleen Greene at the Kentucky Derby Day Party. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Jamie Greene (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Lindsey, K.C., Scott and Carley Tweed traveled from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to join friends Bruce and Gina Jassman at the event. Scott grew up in Red River, New Mexico, so it was a homecoming, too! (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Bruce and Gina Jassmann (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Rotary members and event organizers Trini Bradley and Janice Brooks. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Kara and Kevin Mutz (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Barbara Thorne and Diane Peterson (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Tammy DeVine (left) with Coryee Hamons (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
AJ Farmer, Manager at Alpine Lumber, Jillian Smothers, Director of Food & Beverage and Country Club Operations at Angel Fire Resort, and Bruce Jassmann, board member for Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, received plaques in thanks for their support of Angel Fire Rotary’s annual fundraiser. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Janice Brooks, AJ Farmer, Jillian Smothers, Bruce Jassmann, Tini Bradley and Rotary President Bret Wier (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)