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Derby day party to raise funds for Junior League, book giveaway

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The Junior League of Las Cruces (JLLC) will host its second annual Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser, 3-6 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Game II Sports Grill, 4131 Northrise Drive.

The event will feature a live showing of the running of the 148th Kentucky Derby, along with a silent auction and a best-dressed contest, JLLC said in a news release. There will be appetizers and a cash bar.

Tickets are $45 for individuals and $80 for couples.

To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/kentucky-derby-party-tickets-319128711567. There is an additional $4.37 fee for individual tickets and a $6.50 fee for couples tickets.

All proceeds from the event will benefit JLLC programs, including the “A Book of My Own” Initiative, which JLLC began in 2020 to ensure that all children in the community have books at home, the news release said. This year, JLLC gave out nearly 1,000 books to every student at Central, Doña Ana and César Chávez elementary schools in Las Cruces and Doña Ana.

For more information, email JuniorLeagueLC@gmail.com.

Visit www.jllc.org.