Short of heading to Church Hill Downs, the Colony Club in Springfield was the place to go for the 2017 Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6. Hundreds of guests wore their finest hats, floral patterns and pastels to celebrate the 143rd running of the annual race. The event has become a signature event for Square One – a regional non-profit organization serving at-risk children and families.

Presented by the Gaudreau Group, Northeast IT Systems, Inc. and the Colony Club, with sponsorship support from NUVO Bank, American International College (AIC), Chicopee Industrial Contractors, and others, the event raised thousands of dollars to support Square One’s mission.