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Michele Sanchez, Upon A Star Foundation President and Rosa Scola, Upon A Star Foundation Past-President during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event held at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Saturday evening.

Photo by GLENN WALTON, Special to the Eagle

Michele Sanchez, Upon A Star Foundation President and Rosa Scola, Upon A Star Foundation Past-President during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event held at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Saturday evening.

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  • Charles, wearing his 136th Kentucky Derby hat and Marina Priestap watch the pre-race festivities during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event held at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Saturday evening.  The Priestap’s just moved to Marco Island about a week ago from Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Al Wagner places bets on the betting board during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event Saturday evening at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill.  Funds raised at the event will go to the Upon A Star Foundation and The Optimist Club of Marco Island.
  • Al Wagner takes a wager from Curt and Jacquie Koon during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event held at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Saturday evening.
  • One of the three coolers of booze that were raffled off during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event Saturday evening.  Funds raised at the event will go to the Upon A Star Foundation and The Optimist Club of Marco Island.
  • Kim Polley, Patty Poling, and Heidi Moss in their best derby dress during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event held at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Saturday evening.
  • Michele Sanchez, Upon A Star Foundation President and Rosa Scola, Upon A Star Foundation Past-President during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event held at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Saturday evening.
  • Guy Harvey’s Island Grill was packed with derby enthusiast during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event held at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Saturday evening.
  • Jim Watt holds a placard with what he hopped would be the winning horse during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event held at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Saturday evening.
  • Craig and Bronwyn Jones, Audrey Darling and Tom Tapscott pose with their horse’s placard during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event held at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Saturday evening.
  • Mike and Dorothy Wilkins and Doris and Eddie Webb pose with their horse’s placard during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event held at Guy Harvey’s Island Grill Saturday evening.
  • Kathy Callahan with her horse’s placard during the “Talk Derby to Me” fundraising event.  Callahan was the lucky horse owner who pick Paddy O’Prado placard.  Three of Paddy O’Prado’s owners have homes in the Naples and Marco areas.  The horse was also a sentimental favorite during the event and came in third place.
  • Krystal Birmele, left, thanks Kathy Scheetz after receiving a Larry Scheetz Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarships are given in memory of Kathy’s late husband Larry to students perusing education in the medical field.

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