The Leaning Post Run For The Roses Fundraiser Is Saturday

April 29, 2010


The Leaning Post Ranch of Molino will  hold their second annual Run For the Roses Kentucky Derby Fundraiser Saturday.

The Leaning Post is a state-licensed facility and prevention program for developmentally disabled and at-risk young people operated by directors Fran and Newman Gersin and a host of volunteers.

The facility was established in 1992 by the Gersins. They started with one horse, and a dream to use that horse to encourage kids and keep them off drugs. Now The Leaning Post Ranch has 40 acres, a barn, a new open-air arena, a multipurpose facility, a house, 16 horses and a pony…thanks to generosity of several local organizations.

Saturday’s fundraiser will be held from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at De Luna’s Landing in downtown Pensacola. The event will include derby attire with hats for the ladies, live music, food, and both a live and a silent auction.

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One Response to “The Leaning Post Run For The Roses Fundraiser Is Saturday”

  1. mayjem on April 29th, 2010 11:16 am

    This sounds like a great fundraiser, but too bad they don’t have one other “big” (as I mean, highly publicized, community-invited) fundraiser that would be more affordable for more people. I know donations are always welcome, but it would be neat to have another gathering that’s not so much per person. Best of luck and have fun to those who participate!