Our July 10th event was held at Backstage Bar and Grill on Main Street and was so much fun! We auctioned off all these handsome men for charity. All proceeds went directly to the local Non Profits, Young & Established and the Tristate Food Bank. Emcee for the evening was Channel 44 Entertainment Insider, Gretchin Irons! A special thank you to all these wonderful men for participating in our fun and different event!
Get ready Evansville for The Event of The Summer!!
This Tuesday, July 10th the Backstage Bar and Grill on Main Street is the place to be! Just look for the red carpet on Main Street. “An Evening of Giving” will begin at 5:30pm. Sponsored by Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss of Evansville. We have Live Music all evening and close to $2000 in Door Prizes that we are giving away including a gift basket from Dillard’s valued at $600, $200 in free slot play at Ellis Park Racing, Kruckemeyer and Cohn gift certificates and sooooo much more!
And...we are doing something fun and different. Single women you will love this....We are auctioning off dinner with single men. Community Leaders, Business Owners, Evansville Otters Players, Afternoon Host of Hot 96, Musicians, and ages ranging from 24-78! All the proceeds of this auction go directly to the local non profits, Young and Established and Tristate Food Bank. Our Emcee for the evening is Channel 44 Entertainment Insider, Gretchin Irons!
This event is FREE admission however if you would like to bring in a food item for the Tristate Food Bank, that would be great!
Ellis Park has been a staple in our community for over 96 years and is still going strong! Live horse racing begins July 1st through Labor Day with racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays… and, this year there is something for everyone! Did you know on Sundays after horse racing, kids are allowed on the track to race?! How cool is that!!
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
Saturday, July 7- In addition to live horse racing, Ellis Park will also have Camel and Ostrich Races…This is so much fun to watch!
Sunday, July 15- Kid’s Day- enjoy bounce house, face painters and more!
Saturday, July 28 at 11pm- Head over to the gaming center at Ellis Park (yes there is more than just horses at Ellis!!) It's the Big Jeep Giveaway!! Some lucky winner will receive a beautiful red Jeep sponsored by Audubon Chrysler
Sunday, July 29- Furniture Day- In between live races, Ellis Park is giving away furniture!
Saturday, August 4and 11- Wiener Dog Trials
Sunday, August 5- Kentucky Downs has teamed up with Ellis Park to fund 4 new Turf Stakes Races, each $100,000 purse!
Sunday, August 12- The $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes Race sponsored by Kruckemeyer and Cohn
Saturday, August 18- Ladies Day at Ellis Park! Housewives in the City will be taking over the Gardenia Room! More details coming soon!
Saturday, August 25- The famous Wiener Dog Derby sponsored by Select Chauffeured Transportation benefiting the local non-profit, Arc of Evansville
Friday, August 31- Gentleman’s Day- bourbon, cigars and fun!
Sunday, September 2- Kid’s Day and Petting Zoo
Monday, September 3- Fan Appreciation Day!
It Takes A Village Canine Rescue is a no-kill canine rescue dedicated to doing what it takes to find loving homes for stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals, and to keep these animals safe and free from further suffering. It takes so much money to keep this non profit going so they host many events throughout the year including the Canine Carnival which was held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the new event center overlooking the Ohio River at the Tropicana Pavilion. This was my first year attending but won't be my last! It was so much fun...live music, live auction, silent auction and all for such a great cause! I personally am a huge dog lover so this non profit is near and dear to my heart....Looking forward to their next event!
For volunteer information and to learn about their fostering program, contact them today!
It Takes A Village Evansville
Father’s Day is especially difficult for me as my father passed away 5 years ago right at this time so I use this day to reflect. I am an only child and was so very close to my dad…definitely a “Daddy’s Girl”! My father was a big giant. He stood over 6’6” tall and had quite a presence about himself..my protector. He was the first Chief of Police of Santa Claus, Indiana in the early 1970’s and was the one and only police in our small town as well as Holiday World (at the time was called Santa Claus Land). He was so big and strong but at the same time was so personable, Never met a stranger and was a total prankster! My dad held the position of Chief of Police for almost 15 years then worked security at Ellis Park and other places until he decided to do what he loved…cars! He opened up a used car lot in Tell City and it was so wonderful to see him selling cars as I could tell this was his passion…dealing in cars and helping people all at the same time! As soon as I graduated high school I immediately moved to the big city of Indianapolis and lived there for 20 years. In that time, I traveled the world but it didn’t matter if I was in Paris, France or in Indiana I called my dad every single day. We would talk about everything in life but always ended up talking about sports and I am a huge sports fan today because of him! I know he was always so proud of my accomplishments as people would always tell me that but what he never knew….I was just as proud of him!
Nine years ago I had my one and only child, Baron. My father was beaming with delight and truly loved my son more than anything! My dad was a diabetic and his health was getting worse through the years. We made the decision to move back to Santa Claus to be closer to family. It was the best decision I have ever made. For 6 months, we got to spend quality time together. He always wanted to take my son fishing but unfortunately that day never came. We celebrated Father’s Day 5 years ago and the following day he drove himself to Dialysis and passed away in the waiting room suddenly. A day I will never forget. I always say that 66 years old was way too young but at the same time he is in such a better place. I know that he is now watching from above every time my son catches a big fish or hits the baseball, he is smiling!
Today, I continue to hold on to all the good memories together and make sure my son never forgets him. My heart Always has belonged to Daddy and Always will!
Happy Father’s Day!
The Rooftop was such a fun and unique restaurant to have our June event! A beautiful Indiana summer evening was perfect to sit on the Rooftop, listen to live music, sip on a beverage, shop and socialize! This family owned restaurant is such a fabulous addition to downtown with amazing food, crafted cocktails and wonderful customer service.
On Sunday, June 3rd from 12-7pm the 2nd Annual Evansville Food Truck Festival is coming to Bosse Field! Thousands of people will gather to sample over 40 of the area's top food trucks and experience a wide range of culinary tastes. You can cast your vote for your favorite food truck and determine who will be crowned "People's Choice Champion". A live concert will be happening all day long, tons of tailgate games and even a kid's zone! Thank you to Evansville Events for bringing such wonderful family oriented community events to our community!
To those who have courageously gave their lives...and those who bravely fight today...We say THANK YOU!
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit organization located in Henderson, Kentucky. Their mission is to assist individuals in meeting their full potential through interaction with horses. Healing Reins is proudly hosted by two campus locations, Rolling Hills Equestrian Center and Blue Moon Stables. These centers offer Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) that include mounted riding lessons, unmounted horsemanship and equine assisted learning activities. Healing Reins serves participants suffering from social, emotional, physical and cognitive disorders. As a member of PATH International, Healing Reins follows the safety and standards guidelines to assure optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for those with special needs.
Healing Reins is our featured non profit for our June 5th event at The Rooftop! Come meet the wonderful people from this organization!
On May 1st, we walked the Red Carpet at Ellis Park for an evening filled with fashion and fun! So many gorgeous Derby hats filled the Gardenia Room as we gave away 3 prizes for best Derby Hat of the night and over $1000 worth of Door Prizes! Advanced Anti-Aging & Weight Loss of Evansville was our sponsor for the evening and Evansville Jr. League was the featured local non profit. Local author and President of Evansville Jr League, Holly Dunn, signed copies of her book "Sole Survivor". Thank you to everyone that came out to help us kick off Derby week in style!
Hi! I’m Karen…I was born and raised in a small town in southern Indiana…Santa Claus! I lived in Indianapolis for 20 years as an Event Planner and traveled the nation planning corporate events and private parties. Five years ago, I moved back to beautiful southern Indiana to be closer to family and have an adorable 9 year old boy named Baron. I also own an Event Planning Business in the Tristate and am constantly looking at ways to market my business and network and fell in love with the concept of Housewives In The City!