A Night at the Races
Friday, April 5, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
A night of fun, food and friends is planned for Friday, April 5, at the “Night at the Races” derby-style party to benefit The Learning Tree. The event begins at 7 p.m. with a heavy hors d’oeuvres and a champagne reception, silent auction, hat contest and music.
Ladies are encouraged to wear decorated derby-style hats. Guests will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite hat with prizes awarded to two winners.
From 7.30 to 9p.m., attendees will be able to place friendly wagers and cheer on their favorite ponies via an action-packed horse racing video projected on a screen. While viewing 6 previously recorded races, prizes will be awarded to “horse owners” and “winners” of each race.
When & Where
The Learning Tree
The Learning Tree serves more than 200 children, ages 2 ½ through 21, from across Alabama, who have autism and other developmental disabilities. The educational and residential programs provide individualized educational instruction and training in a nurturing and supportive environment. The Learning Tree programs have proven to be highly successful in managing the behavioral, physical and cognitive challenges that interfere with learning.Programs are located in Mobile, Tallassee, Jacksonville and Auburn.