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Students celebrate SWAT Derby

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By The Staff

La Grange Elementary celebrated their annual “SWAT Derby” event hosted by the instructional assistants – known as Super Women at All Times – with entry fees benefitting the Oldham County Relay for Life. Cardstock horse cutouts are decoratively bejeweled and transformed into racehorse characters reflecting the unique personality of each contender.  Creativity abounds with horses named Paws for Nothing, Clothes Horse, Victorious Secret, Purple Rein and Anita Job to name a few of this year’s 57 horse field. All participants roll the dice daily for a place in the pack while the SWAT team calls the race in always dramatic morning-line style.  The culminating Oaks Eve event was a day of food and fun provided by SWAT Derby organizers, Debbie Maddox, Suzannah Brown, Cindy Wathen, Sandy Uhler, Brooke Coursey and Lora Stephanchick.  Also a tradition for Oaks Eve is the Parade of Hats for all staff and students who were photographed early Thursday morning and paraded on a big screen slide show for the duration of the day.  The $1 participation fee also benefits Relay for Life.