Derby Day Soiree to be held at historic Weir-Jordan House in Greensboro May 4
Grab your biggest hat and your fanciest bowtie for a Derby Day Soiree to be held on the grounds of the historic Weir-Jordan House at 223 N. Edgeworth Street on Sat., May 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. The Greensboro Woman’s Club and the Weir-Jordan House Board of Trustees are sponsors of this event to raise funds for preservation of the Weir-Jordan House.
The afternoon will be a celebration of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby and southern traditions will abound. The Jahnks, a local bluegrass/folk band will set the tone with music on the lawn. Large-screen TVs will be set up outside and inside so you will not miss a moment of the big race. Savory St. Catering will provide appetizers with that downhome taste, and wine, beer and mint juleps will be the drinks of the day. Games and activities will be available and prizes for the best hat and best dressed gentleman will be awarded. A 50/50 raffle in which the winner will be determined by the race outcome will add additional fun and suspense.
Tickets which include music, wine, beer, mint juleps, hors d’oeuvres and fun are $55. They are limited and can be purchased at Total Bliss, 2130 New Garden Rd. or online at www.greensborowomansclub.com/wjderbyday.
The Weir-Jordan House was built in 1846 and in 1921 the Greensboro Woman’s Club purchased it and has owned and maintained it since. As one of Greensboro’s nine remaining pre-Civil War structures, the home was listed on the National Historic Register in 1984 and continues to witness Greensboro’s growth and progress.