Just one day after Orb (a horse with ties to Baltimore County) won the 139th Kentucky Derby, the women of the Epsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. hosted a hat and glove affair called A Day at the Races at Pimlico racetrack. The sold-out fundraiser, chaired by Cylia Lowe, Esq., was a fun and glamorous event. Guests indulged in a delectable buffet brunch and mimosas in the Hall of Fame room. After opening remarks by Epsilon Omega Foundation president Janet Williams, there were fashion presentations by furrier Mano Swartz and Marjae Hats Westminster. (If you still need a hat for Preakness, be sure to visit Marjae!) Several guests took part in the hatitude, fascinator and stiletto contests.
There were door prizes and a silent auction with amazing items from sponsors Smyth Jewelry, Massage Envy, Lavin Boutique, Linganore Winecellers, From Theory to Practice Consulting, LLC. and many others.
Promptly at 4:00 p.m., guests made their way to the Sports Palace Skybox or the paddock area in front of the finish line to watch the Epsilon Omega Foundation race, won by Go Allie and jockey Victor Carrasco.
It was a fun day of horse racing, glamour and excellent “Preakness prep” before the 138th race on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Epsilon Omega Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of the Epsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The Foundation, which was created in 1991, has been meeting the needs of the Baltimore community through service, education and cultural development. Please visit here for more information.