Race for Reading
The Race for Reading is the Literacy Council’s major annual fundraiser, coinciding each year with the running of the Kentucky Derby. The event begins with the Mint Julep Party, where the traditional Derby beverage is provided for PCLC’s top donors along with hors d’oeuvres. PCLC organizes and holds the Race at the Little Buffalo State Park Recreation Hall in Newport. The Derby itself is broadcast on widescreen TV while food, drinks and hors d’oeuvres are served to guests. The evening includes both a silent and a live auction, which feature gift certificates, handcrafted artworks, food items and other offerings from local businesses and Perry County residents. All proceeds from the Race directly benefit PCLC and go toward the purchase of instructional materials, gas cards, classes, and other necessities for PCLC and its students.