10th annual Storybook Derby slated for May 5


By Morgan Murphy
For the Opelika

Opelika’s Storybook Farm will hold their 10th annual “Kentucky Derby Dinner and Auction” fundraiser May 5 beginning at 4 p.m.
The event will be held on the grounds of Storybook Farm. Guests are invited to don their dapper attire and enjoy mint juleps while enjoying the music, games, food and fun.
This year’s event is presented by Stone Martin Builders. No guest speaker has been selected, but this year’s honorary chair will be Lucinda Cannon, with the W. James Samford Foundation.
Guests will be given the chance to win a brand new vehicle donated by Lynch Toyota of Auburn by picking the first five finishers in the running of the 144th Kentucky Derby. Other awards up for grabs are the Dapper Dan Award as well as the Most Spectacular Hat Award. Some of the items up for auction include two Championship Club Tickets for the Barbasol Championship, a shopping spree with Jewelry By Design and much more.
Storybook Farm was founded by Dena Little with the mission to “walk alongside children with uncertain futures and provide them with unyielding joy and hope.”
The farm serves children who are dealing with illness, special needs and/or grief. It is a place for healing, sharing, learning and growing where children experience the exhilaration of riding and where families come together to support one another according to their mission statement. The services offered are free of charge.
Admission will be $85 per person, $1,000 for a table of 10 and $1,300 for a commemorative table. Tickets can be purchased online at hopeonhorseback.org/derby or by texting “SBF” to 515-55. The farm is located at 300 Cusseta Road.


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