Mrs. Bartley E. Arrington, door prize chairman, Mrs. S.A.L. Morgan Jr., benefit chairman, and Mrs. Arthur T. Adams, President of the Hinsdale Auxiliary of the Illinois Children’s Home and Aid Society donned jockey silks and treated a stylish local horse to an equine-sized mint julep in advance of the fifth annual Derby Day Party in 1960.
Now in its 58th year, the party remains a springtime favorite on the community social calendar.
A more modern plus sign has replaced the “and” in the agency’s name, but their good work continues. Children’s Home + Aid (CH+A) served more than 42,500 children and families through direct and indirect services in 2012. CH+A works hard to build a better life for children and the Hinsdale Auxiliary is an integral part of their outstanding results.
One of CH+A’s facilities, the Marletta Darnall Child + Family Center in Schaumburg, which provides early childhood care and education, child care, Early Head Start and Head Start programs, has a room named for the Hinsdale Auxiliary. The hardworking members see this honor as a reflection of the enjoyment they take from spending time with the children who benefit from these important programs.
There are several new members in the Auxiliary this year, and many of them had their first introduction to the group at the last Derby Day event. Although the chances of a tipsy horse attending are pretty minimal, there will be plenty to keep guests entertained as they raise money for this heartwarming cause.
Photograph courtesy of Children’s Home + Aid society.
For more on the 2013 Kentucky Derby Post Party, see page 48 of our print issue or click here. To learn more, visit childrenshomeandaid.org.