Start pouring the mint juleps, the run for the roses is coming to Kent. Now before you break out in cold sweats, we’re not actually bringing the Kentucky Derby to Kent as part of our sports tourism efforts (although that would be a coup wouldn’t it) and as enticing as betting on the horses may be in some places it’s definitely not part of our economic revival plans here. No, this horse racing is complements of the folks at the Kent Area Chamber who have been busy planning opportunities for Kent businesses to network and grow, and as a big fan of Kent businesses growing, I figure the least I can do is to help promote their First Annual Night at the Races for Friday September 26 at the Rusty Nail Restaurant. So dig out your best Sunday hat and get out to support your Chamber. Trust me, these races are as much fun (and addicting) as the real thing.
KACC 1 Annual Night at the Races
Set For September 26th !
KENT – The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that its first annual Night at the Races will be held from 7:00 to 11:00 pm, Friday, September 26 at the Rusty Nail Restaurant located at 7291 SR 43, Kent.
The ticket price is $20 per person which includes appetizers and beverages. The cost for individual horse ownership, which includes naming rights, is $20 per horse. If the horse is the winner of the race, the owner is paid $40. There is no limit to the number of horses participants may purchase.
There is a special being offered that includes one ticket entry and the purchase of a horse for $35. Included in the event race card is advertising options. Costs range from $25 (business card size), $50 (½ page) and $100 (full page). Program deadline is September 17th.
Call the Chamber now to make reservations and/or to place an ad in the program, or you may have to jockey for a place at the finish line. For more information on the event or to place an ad, contact Lisa Wise at 330.673.9855, or Michelle Hartman at 330.678.3120.
Note: All races are for entertainment purposes only…but then why else would you be there. In addition to the rewards of owning a winning horse, there will be windows for placing straight bets, perfectas, a loser’s lottery and an auction of the horses to run in the final race will go on throughout the evening. Mr. Ed says “everyone with horse sense will be at the KACC Night at the Races, so giddy-up and buy your tickets now!”
Tickets are limited so call now!
Other Upcoming Chamber Events
Bowman Breakfast – The Fall 2008 Bowman Breakfast is coming up on Thursday, September 25th, 7:30 AM, at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The speaker will be Dr. Robert G. Frank, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Kent State University. Cost to attend is $8, payable at the door. RSVP to the Chamber office by September 18.
KACC Scholarship Tailgate Party – Saturday, October 4, 10:30 AM until kickoff. Join the Chamber as we get ready to watch the KSU Golden Flashes take on the Akron U. Zips at noon, and help fund our Scholarship awards. Tickets are $30, and include the tailgate party and a ticket to the football game. Call the Chamber office to reserve your tickets.