Beginning April 25 through May 4, The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is joining forces with five neighborhood businesses to pay homage to The Kentucky Derby by providing their own “Run for the Roses”. This event will encourage locals to explore the neighborhood and learn more about the unique partnership between the BHCA and the business community. “Watching the Derby on TV on the first Saturday of May has been a tradition for years. The Run for the Roses will add a lot of excitement to the “Finish Line” party at 75 Chestnut beginning at 4pm. Be sure to wear your Derby finest, including a fabulous hat” said Thomas Kershaw, owner of 75 Chestnut Bar & Restaurant.
Here’s how it will work. Starting on April 25, residents can pick-up their individual racing forms from any one the five participating establishments. Over the following week, a visitor to each of these businesses will receive a special “rose” stamp on their racing form. When completed, the racing form can be dropped off at 75 Chestnut and will be entered into a raffle for prizes provided by each business. The five businesses include Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill (STARTING GATE) at 46 Charles Street, Moxie (BACK STRETCH) at 51 Charles Street, Crush Boutique (CLUB HOUSE TURN) at 131 Charles Street, Rouvalis Flowers (HOME STRETCH) at 40 West Cedar Street and finally 75 Chestnut at the (FINISH LINE).
The Run for the Roses is a way of promoting the BHCA and recognizing their role in the community. The businesses are pleased to help the BHCA as they kick-off their fiscal year 2014 membership drive. Each location will provide brochures and membership information. “I’m a real believer in working collaboratively. The Run for The Roses is a great example of businesses working together for the benefit of the entire community. We are very appreciative of the support these neighborhood businesses are providing us,” said MaryLee Halpin, Executive Director BHCA.