Derby Day Re-cap

Although Saturday was wet and rainy, it did not stop us from throwing one of the best Derby Parties in town! We thank every United Way supporter who came out to the Inaugural United Way Derby Day in Memory of Rita Corley. The Resort at Glade Springs as well as our partners at PSAV and Bravo! Live Entertainment did a fabulous job providing our guests with an authentic Kentucky Derby experience, complete with fabulous mint julips, derby inspired foods, a live watch-party and dancing!


We hosted multiple contests, and are happy to announce the winners!

Best Hat:

  1. Christy Lilly
  2. Lori Vargo
  3. April Lilly

Spiffiest Suit:

  1. John Lostetter
  2. Larry Wickline, Jr.

    John Lostetter (left), winner of the Spiffiest Suit contest, poses with The Melton’s, 2nd place winners for Best Dressed Couple.
  3. Dr. Brett Eckley

Best Dressed Couple:

  1. Kelly and Greg Urtso
  2. Angie and Henry Melton
  3. Sally Jarrett and Phil Culicerto


We spent the evening enjoying everyone’s company, and of course, celebrating the good work of the United Way of Southern West Virginia. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible and as successful as it was! You can find the rest of the photos from the evening HERE. 

We will see everyone next year on Saturday, May 4th for the 2nd Annual United Way Derby Day in Memory of Rita Corley! Mark your calendars!