At least for Miss Ginger and Legacy Community Health Services! We had a great time at Chances as we partied, drank, and ate in anticipation of the big derby race! We even had a lot of fun games and contests for the guests to be a part of the action!
Miss Ginger opened the event with one of her rousing performances, and started the day by introducing the "wagering" system. Ya see, off-track betting is not legal in Texas, so of course we couldn't actually "bet" on the horses! However, every drag queen worth her pumps knows a 50/50 raffle is a quick way to pull in some bucks! Typically, a 50/50 is simply a raffle for 1/2 of the take. But we made it more fun but having mulitple "hoppers". The cups on the stage in this picture were each labeled with the name of one if the horses in the Kentucky Derby. Each time a guest bought a raffle ticket, they placed the stub in the hopper corresponding the the horse that they thought would win the derby. When the race was complete, we drew a ticket from that hopper to determine the 50/50 winner! It gave everyone a chance to feel like they were part of the race!
But before the race even started, we had some races of our own at "Drag Queen Downs!" Our "jockeys" picked their favorite color horse and chose a "colorful" name for them!
Then, the colorful dice were rolled, and the corresponding horses moved forward on the track, until we had a winner! There several qualifying rounds, but in the end "Keep M Cumin" was the winningest drag horse!
There was also a Jockey Shorts contest, with the most fabulously decorated pair of jockeys winning a beautiful gift basket! A very fortunate camera angle keeps you from having to witness the winning atrocity hanging between Miss D's legs!
In addition to several popular community entertainers who came out to support the event, we had performances by several of this year's M/M/M Mint Julep candidates. The contestants vie for the title by raising money for Legacy, and the winner is the contestant in each gender category who raises the most money! This was the first opportunity most of the candidates had to start their totals, and they did an awesome job!
Mona Lott, seen here on the right with this year's Miss Mint Julelp, Alicia Allure, is running for Miss Mint Julep 2009!
There are 2 candidates so far for Mr. Mint Julep, Drag King Tammi and Real Man Alex.
Miss Ginger just met Mr. Alex for the 1st time today, but she certainly hopes to see more of him in the not too distant future! To be honest, dear readers, she found herself quite smitten, and maybe even fantasized a bit that Alex may become the next Mr. Ginger Grant!
We also had the opportunity for a "three generation" photo of Miss Mint Juleps 2006, 2007, and 2008, Aurora Briar, yours truly, and Alicia Allure. Quite a fetching trio, no?
Miss Ginger gives her sincere thanks to everybody who came out to enjoy the festivities and support Legacy!