Gay Lyons invited me to be a judge at an unusual event. The “Pimp My Pony” contest was held last night during a Scarecrow Foundation benefit called Party in the Park. Some downtown businesses decorated brooms or mops as horses in honor of Downtown Derby Week. A fanciful unicorn from Crass Couture won the people’s choice award. A papier-mâché horse from Girl House Productions won the judge’s award. Erin Donovan and Red Hickey were the other judges.
Local restaurant servers competed in the Run for the Rosé. They had to open a bottle of wine, pour it into four glasses and then run around the perimeter of Krutch Park Extension. Points were based on fastest time and least spillage. The winner was Sam Stallings of Cocoa Moon. His time was 1 minute and 1.87 seconds. His remaining liquid was 3.24. I don’t know what system of measure they used. My best guess is cups.