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War Horses For Veterans – The Derby Party

War Horses for Veterans, founded by Andy and Patricia Brown, held its third annual fundraiser, The Derby Party, on May 4th. More than 400 guests watched the Kentucky Derby race live on the big screens and celebrated with fun food, drinks, music, dancing, and an auction led by the Nigro Brothers. Frank Boal served as the emcee. War Horses for Veterans brings together combat veterans and first responders for a week of equine therapy. Proceeds from the event will fund programming throughout the year.

United States Army Captain Heath Patrick, Carol Weatherman, Brian Weatherman, and United States Army Sergeant First Class Isaac Smith (back row) George Nigro, auctioneer
George Nigro, auctioneer; United States Army Captain Heath Patrick, Patricia Brown, founder; and United States Army Sergeant First Class Isaac Smith
Nick Erker, J’Nan Erker, Justin Johnson, Leslie Mische, Jesse Bennett, Megan Bennett, Bridget Lovett, and Patrick Lovett
Jay Williams, Brent Smith, Bret Cortright, Clayton Weston, and Jacob Greenlief

Featured in the June 15, 2024 issue of The Independent


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