Derby Day Fundraisers

Kentucky Derby Day themed fundraiser

Yearly fundraiser began in 2013, with the last in 2018. A new format was created in 2019, “Dinner, Derby, and Dance.”

May 5, 2018
2:30pm – 7:00pm

The Annual Derby Day is special this year – the Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range are Commemorating the WWI Centennial of Armistice Day
To attend, contact

Scenes from past Derby Day fundraisers

Photos and text courtesy of The State Port Pilot [] with Lee Hinnant.

Guests join in the excitement during tabletop horse races, staged to benefit restoration of the rifle range pit from the Great War at Caswell Dunes.

The Wall of Honor notes relatives of locals [and beyond] who served in World War I with photographs, clippings and other memorabilia.

Guests dressed their best for the garden-style party that raised money for preservation and restoration of the rifle range pit built in 1918.

Scenes from 2015

Master of Ceremonies Bob Schaffran

Contest judges

Hat contest


Best Dressed Couple

Master of Ceremonies and Caswell Beach Police Officer

Joan and Joan chatting between races

The lull before Churchhill Downs