Jenny Harding, For TSM

My wife and I celebrated the 140th Kentucky Derby with hundreds of other hat-wearing part-goers at the NOCO 20/30 annual Ehrlich Nissan and VW Down & Derby Party on Saturday at the Island at Water Valley. The event benefitted charities serving kids in Northern Colorado.

It was my first time hosting the wonderful event. The weather was great, although a little windy for very big hats. We gave away a trip to next year's Kentucky Derby and also auctioned off trips to The Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. We had amazing food and drinks and were entertained by the incredible Harley & The V-Twins.

My favorite part of the event was all of the fantastic hats. They ranged from the absurd to crazy beautiful. The girl on the right won the hat contest. My lovely wife, Jenny, captured photos of many of the unbelievable hats with her camera.