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A derby tradition

Posted 5/6/21

A derby tradition Covid didn't stop Saturday's Run for the Roses or for that matter what has become a celebrated event at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center. Customarily held at the Warwick Country Club, often with a steed standing outside of the

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A derby tradition

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Covid didn’t stop Saturday’s Run for the Roses or for that matter what has become a celebrated event at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center. Customarily held at the Warwick Country Club, often with a steed standing outside of the clubhouse, the occasion has become a major fundraiser for the non-profit that provides counseling and sanctuary for women seeking to escape abusive relationships. It also provides permanent supportive housing. The country club was not an option this year, but that didn’t stop EBCC director Judith Earle. She came up with a combination virtual and in-person event. Those who participated at the center in Conimicut enjoyed mint juleps and individual dishes of colorfully displayed fruits and vegetables and other munchies. On display were the raffle baskets that Earle put together and a giant screen to view the Kentucky Derby. Proceedings were viewed on Facebook Live. The event raised $16,000. Earle promised she’d do all she can to have the Warwick Run for the Roses return to the country club next year.

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