Derby Party Benefits Weingartner Endowed Nursing Scholarship at Gateway

Friends and family of the late Scott Weingartner will host a Kentucky Derby viewing party Saturday, May 1, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Dickmanns Sports Caf in Fort Wright. Proceeds from the fund-raiser will benefit the Scott Weingartner Endowed Scholarship in Nursing at Gateway Community and Technical College.

Weingartner was a GCTC nursing student when he died in a traffic accident in 2005. The scholarship fund was created in his memory. Thanks to the generosity of prior donors, the college has been able to award the scholarship to several students in the past two years.

The public is invited to watch the Derby on a big-screen television while bidding on prize packages and vying for a $100 door prize. There will be split-the-pot drawings, mint juleps and other surprises. For more information, phone 859-442-1176. Donations may be sent to Gateway Community and Technical College, 1030 Old State Road, Park Hills, KY 41011. Reservations are not required.