This week's Derby news has nothing to do with historic preservation: Roscoe Farnsworth, the historic club's swing dancing instructor, was involved in a horrific car accident (and if you got ahold of his long, very detailed email about the crash, you're all too aware just how
horrific it was) while visiting family during the holidays.
His medical bills are substantial, to say the least, and this Wednesday, February 1st, the Derby will be holding a benefit night
to help Roscoe make ends meet during this difficult time. Admission is a mere $15 (which will go directly to Roscoe) for a night that will include music by the Torchlighters and the Swing Kings
, not to mention free-flowing booze and
beautiful women dressed in their finest swing-era attire (also dudes in zoot suits
, if you're into that).