Edison Foundation’s upcoming derby event to support student scholarships


PIQUA — The Edison Foundation at Edison State Community College will hold its first annual Bet on the Future: A Stick Horse Derby on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The event will be held in the Pavilion, Atrium and Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

“The Edison Foundation’s derby event supports scholarships for students in the agriculture and veterinary technology programs,” said Edison State President Dr. Doreen Larson. “This is a derby-themed event filled with music, prizes and the excitement of live races.”

A stick horse derby will highlight the evening’s events. Speed and skill are not required — a simple roll of the dice moves the sponsored horses around the track.

“The horse races are determined by rolling dice and moving along a short track,” Larson said. “Supporters can buy a horse, provide a jockey or attend and bet on the races.”

Winning race bets will receive tickets for raffle prizes, including a one-year pass to all Darke County Arts events, a custom-made jewelry box and a catered greenhouse dinner.

The event will also include music and dancing, as well as hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks. Traditional derby-style hats and attire are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded for the most creative hat and best dressed.

Visit www.edisonohio.edu/derby to learn more and purchase tickets. For more information, contact Julie Slattery by calling 937-778-7805 or emailing [email protected]