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The fourth annual Derby Day Sumter was a BIG success!  This year we raised approximately $85,000 for United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties in the efforts to support the needs of the community in the areas of Education, Health, and Income (basic needs).  
The premier event for Downtown Sumter took place on May 6th.  It began Saturday morning with "Run for the Roses" a family-friendly 5K Run and Fun Walk, and culminated with the Derby Day Sumter night event.  The evening event featured a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, a live and silent auction, food, drinks and live music.  
Food vendors for the event included Wards BBQ, Hamptons, Sidebar, Palmetto Pigeon Plant, Outback Steakhouse, Baker's Sweets Bistro & Bakery, Georgios, KayDeAeis, and Eggs Up Grill.  Ultimate Sound Band and The Rhythm Section Friends Jazz Ensemble provided live music.
The night was nothing less than memorable for all staff, committee members and guests in attendance at Sumter's newest venue, La Piazza.
Sponsors for the event included...
Presenting Sponsors:
Thompson & Thompson Turner Construction
Winners Circle Sponsors:
Palmetto Consulting Firm
Murrell Smith
EMS Chemie
Community Broadcasters LLC
Triple Crown Sponsors:
Badcock Furniture
Palmetto Health Tuomey
Jones Buick GMC
Carolina Post Frame Construction LLC
The Sumter Item
Re-Peet Productions
Gold Cup Sponsors:
Mid Carolina Beverage LLC
Nu-Idea School Supply
C. Anthony's Menswear
Caryn M. West & Associates
Silver Cup Sponsors:
Coldwell Banker Commercial
Dillon Supply
First Citizens
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services John Brabham
Jet-Vac Equipment Company, LLC
Let's Party Balloon Decor & Party Supplies
Berenyi Incorporated
SAFE Federal Credit Union
Little's Personal Cleaners
Run for the Roses Sponsors:
Bloomsbury Floral Designs
DJ Howie D
Colonial Aesthetics/Glass Doctor
Tammy Kelly, State Farm Agent
RS Bell Architects
Shelly A. Lundberg, CPA
Merchant Iron Works Inc.