The Voluntary Action Center will host its eighth annual “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby event on Saturday, May 3, from 4-8 p.m. at the Waverly Country Club, 903 N. Abington Road. Tickets are $75 and will include passed hors d’oeuvres, a Derby dinner, mint juleps and an open bar. A simulcast of the race and Derby hat contest will also be part of the event, as well as a new craft bourbon tasting for $10 extra. Derby attire is requested. For tickets or for more information, call 570-347-5616 ext. 3342.

Committee members are pictured, from left: Bridget Kotchick, Meghan Azar, Amanda Grace, Tara Atkins, Elena Marquardt, Sue Houk, Leah Kane, Susie Sugerman and Val Calpin.