Event is from 4 to 6 p.m. in University Teaching and Outreach Center

    Watch the Kentucky Derby, Minnesota style, on Saturday, May 4 at the University of Minnesota Crookston’s Paddock Party/MinnTucky Social, which will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the University Teaching and Outreach Center on the north edge of campus.

    Your $25 adult ticket includes your entry in the Hat Contest, a signature beverage, light hors d’oeuvres and lots of fun games. Tickets for kids 12 and under and students are $10.

    Both men and women are encouraged to dress in their most colorful and entertaining derby-style fashions, and women are especially encouraged to wear a fascinator, headband or derby hat. Prizes in the Hat Contest will be awarded for those who Win, Place and Show.

    The event is sponsored by the Equine Science program at UMN Crookston.

    To get you even more into the spirit, check out the Crookston Area Chamber & Visitors office windows on Friday, April 26 from noon to 12:30 p.m., where live mannequins will be modeling their finest derby apparel.

    For more information and to secure tickets, visit www.z.umn.edu/paddockparty.