Sunday, May 5, 2013
Governor Palin attends a fundraiser in Lexington, Kentucky today.
Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will attend a fundraiser Sunday for the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington.
Palin and her husband, Todd Palin, will be guests of socialite and museum supporter Marylou Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson, at the annual Brunch and Bibelots party.
The $150-a-seat event is held the day after the Kentucky Derby each year. Museum director and curator Amy Gundrum Greene said she doesn't know whether the Palins plan to attend the Kentucky Derby. *
The museum's board members and supporters regularly invite celebrity guests, but Palin "is one of the more high-profile ones," Greene said.
The Palins have attended equestrian events with Whitney and Hendrickson in the past, notably the Belmont Stakes. According to a 2010 Capitol Confidential report, Hendrickson knows Sarah Palin from when he lived in Alaska in the 1990s.
* We know now that Governor Palin did, in fact, attend the Kentucky Derby yesterday.