SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Lions Club will host its annual 'Kentucky Derby Party' on Saturday, May 4, from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Columbian Club.

All are invited to attend the event, which will include watching the race followed by dinner catered by LaPastaria with music and dancing throughout the night DJ’d by Summit SoundZ. The evening will also feature an expansive Silent Auction – with items priced for everyone – including shopping gift certificates, dinners, specialty gifts and more.

One of the event’s favorites, the Wine Pull ($20 a pull), will also be back featuring both wonderful reds and whites.

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“It’s a wonderful way to help our community while watching the Kentucky derby and enjoying terrific food, good music, and great fellowship,” said Janet Russell, Fundraising Chair.

As the Lions’ primary fundraiser, this event provides critical support for the Lions’ important charitable programs such as eye exams for Summit children and residents in need, eyeglass recycling, high school scholarships, and many other community projects.

In 2018, the event raised more than $16,000 and, after expenses, was able to do donate more than $10,000 for local causes including Summit High School Scholarships; cataract surgeries for those with limited resources; support of Family Promise, The Leaguers in Newark, Lions International Relief Fund; the Summit Area YMCA childcare center; Summit Junior League; and many more local charities.

Tickets, priced at $25 and $10 for children 3+ years of age, may be purchased now at or at the door on the night of the event.

Patron sponsors include Bassett Associates, Haven Savings Bank, Investors Bank, Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial; Re/Max Achievers Ace Twill, MRY Associates, Smythe Volvo, Summit Medical Group Foundation Allstate in Berkeley Height, Kevin and Patricia Cummings, the Summit Area YMCA and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.

For more information, contact Janet Russell at 201-341-9053.

The Knights of Columbus Columbian Club is located at 60 Harvard Avenue.