PHOTOS Talk Derby to Me: Upon a Star Foundation ‘passes the hat’ at Marco Brewery

Money shot - Michelle and Howard Jordan display some of the organization's take from the event. Marco Islanders, many in outrageous hats, gathered Saturday afternoon at the Marco Island Brewery for 'Talk Derby to Me,' a Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser for the Upon a Star Foundation. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Money shot - Michelle and Howard Jordan display some of the organization's take from the event. Marco Islanders, many in outrageous hats, gathered Saturday afternoon at the Marco Island Brewery for "Talk Derby to Me," a Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser for the Upon a Star Foundation. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

— “Talk Derby to Me,” the annual fundraiser for the Upon a Star Foundation, was held Saturday at the Marco Island Brewery, with dozens of ladies attending in extravagant hats. Everybody had their bets down when, just after the Kentucky Derby started, the iconic horse race that “Talk Derby” is based around froze on the big screens surrounding the party, due to a malfunction of DirecTV.

Attendees yanked out their smartphones to discover the winner was, fittingly, “I’ll Have Another,” making Curt and Jacquie Koon winners. Cindy Hamilton won for best hat. MIB owner Frank LaCava donated the restaurant’s proceeds to the cause, and the event raised $30,000, said Upon a Star co-founder Howard Jordan. To support the work of the Upon A Star Foundation, call 239-272-3090 or go to www.uponastarfoundation.org.

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happyhorowitz34145 writes:

Sabotage!!!
Absolute shame that a restaraunt that donates 10K in proceeds to such a worthwhile event as the Upon a Star Foundation, only to have the event sabotaged by someone playing with the satellite dish on the roof, so that no one could watch the Derby Race!
Shame, Shame, Shame! Jealousey never gets you anywhere!

2themoon writes:

Sabotage??? Huh? maybe the dish just lost signal...theres a crazy thought.

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