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      Derby attire encouraged

      Preparations are underway for the Delta-Menominee Heart of the Lions club 2nd annual Kentucky Derby Party. It takes places this Saturday at the Highlands Golf course in Escanaba.

      Doors open at 5 p.m. and the derby will be playing on big screen TVs. Guests can enjoy food from Nahma Inn and traditional mint juleps. There will also be raffles, a silent auction and a DJ with dancing at night.

      Traditional derby attire is encouraged.

      ??What??s really fun is when people start arriving and they have those fabulous hats on and they??re so creative,?? said Heart of the Lions member Laurie Nelson. ??And they??re everything from fun and funky to gorgeous.??

      Tickets are $25 at the door with proceeds benefiting Bay Cliff Health Camp and other community organizations.