For the third year, The Springfield Workshop Foundation was very proud to present the Third Annual Kentucky Derby Gala! The red carpet event, benefitting the Springfield Workshop, was held at TEMPO Farms. Our very special “thanks” goes to Susan Kramer, owner, who once again, generously allowed us to hold the event at her facility. We extend our appreciation to Bonnie Bell, chair of the event, for her & her committee’s dedication for continued success of the Gala!

We were privileged to have scrumptious hors d’œuvres provided by Patty Wingo, owner of Simply Delicious! Her Mint Juleps were a real delight, also!

The Kentucky Derby and Bourbon just seem to go together! Once again Steve Ruch sponsored our sipping of “America’s native spirit” at the Gala. This is always an experience! Dapper gentlemen sipping their whiskey, while the beautifully adorned women showed off their Derby hats and searched for the Manoli’s diamond!

The SWI Parent Volunteer Group and some of our employees assisted with this year’s games. They are always so ready to lend a hand in the success of this event!

Our “special thanks” to Jeffrey Sweet Photography for capturing the personality of our red carpet event. You can view photos on his website:

Our appreciation goes out to our many sponsors and supporters who make our events a success!

Arvest Bank
Steinert Greenhouse
Empire Bank & Central trust
Missouri Wine & Grape Board
Steve Ruch
Ashley Lauren Salon
St. James Winery
Brown Derby
Manoli’s Jewelers
Simply Delicious
Mothers Brewery
417 Magazine
Dyke Lumber
Sertoma Club
Associated Grocers