• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Derby Breakfast, silent auction to benefit food pantry, Lions Club


THE VERSAILLES LIONS CLUB and Food Pantry for Woodford County are hosting a Derby Breakfast and silent auction at the First Christian Church Life Center on Saturday, May 5. Pictured, with a few of the many items up for auction are, from left, Wayne “Tiny” Wright of the Lions Club; Mary Ann Myhre and Missy Trumbore, coordinators of the silent auction; and Bill Phelps, president of the food pantry board. (Photo by Bob Vlach)

Proceeds from a Derby Breakfast and silent auction on Saturday, May 5, will benefit the Food Pantry for Woodford County and Versailles Lions Club.

The breakfast at the First Christian Church Life Center on Lexington Street begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 10:30 a.m., with the silent auction ending at 10. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under).

Among the bigger silent auction items are two lower arena tickets to a regular season SEC men’s basketball game, a Keeneland box for (six people) at its Fall Meet and a $150 gift card from Sweet Lilu’s. Other items include a box filled with homemade candy, a dog basket, a cat basket, and gift cards from an array of Woodford County restaurants and other businesses as well as note cards and paintings.

The Food Pantry for Woodford County and Versailles Lions Club last hosted a Derby Breakfast and silent auction in 2013, with proceeds supporting the construction of a building to house the food pantry. The nonprofits are planning to host a Derby Breakfast every other year in the future, according to Peggy Carter Seal, a Food Pantry for Woodford County board member.

Proceeds from the upcoming Derby Breakfast will help pay operating expenses at the food pantry, while the Versailles Lions Club will use dollars from the fundraiser to purchase eyeglasses for less-fortunate people in the community. “They have a waiting list for people who need glasses so they’re always happy to partner with a group like us to help benefit the community,” said Seal. She said the Lions Club will also do the cooking for the Derby Breakfast.

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