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Derby Day 2022

Derby Day 2022

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Saturday, May 7th | 3pm-8pm

Cecil H. Underwood Youth Center, WV State Fairgrounds

Tickets: $35 in advance / $45 at door (Includes Cocktails & Dinner)

Door Prizes | Raffles | Silent Auction | Most Spectacular Hat Contest

Music by Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

For tickets or more information please call us at 304-645-3165, or check out the Derby Day FAQ.

Helping Gateway fulfill its mission to provide employment, training, and services as well as maintain a thriving business in the community, we have held a “Derby Day Run for the Roses” fundraiser for over 20 years on the first Saturday in May at the WV State Fair Grounds.

Contact us for more information about our Derby Day Fundraiser.

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The event is filled with excitement, great food and live music, and attendees watch the Kentucky Derby on large screen TVs throughout.

In true tradition of the Kentucky Derby, there is a Most Spectacular Hat Contest with prizes for the winners. There are door prizes galore, a silent auction, and other activities. Have fun while knowing that you are helping support a very worthwhile cause!

Tickets include all the delicious food and beverages you can eat and drink. Derby Day tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Anyone interested in helping to make Derby Day a success can become a sponsor, donate an item, or make a contribution.  Donate Now!

For more Derby Day information, contact Gateway.  Or, check out the Derby Day FAQ.

Louise R. Lester Foundation

Gateway Industries Inc. Receives Louise R. Lester Foundation Grant

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Healthy Meals and Snacks Project

Gateway, a private not for profit rehabilitation program serving disabled individuals in the tri-county areas of Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas, was recently awarded a generous grant from the Louise R. Lester Foundation. The Gateway program is designed to assess, train, and assist program participants with finding and retaining both independent and supportive employment opportunities in their communities, alongside of their non-disabled counterparts. Program participants unable to secure and retain work in the community are offered the chance to remain with Gateway and work and earn a modest income while receiving a host of supportive employment and socialization services. For this population, Gateway offers a new lease on life and break free from social isolation while becoming tax productive citizens vs. tax consumptive citizens, who can begin to integrate into the community at large.

The grant is earmarked to assist Gateway address a problem, (Food Insecurity) – not only impacting the individuals with disability (disabilities) that are served by Gateway, but also a problem that affects individuals from every walk of life. Although, it disproportionately impacts those in low socioeconomic groups. With the funding, Gateway will be able to purchase healthy meals and snacks for program participants when they are at Gateway and will also help to purchase food to prepare meals at home. The benefit to all is that with the introduction of good food, clients can remain focused on training and employment, without having to worry about where their next meal is coming from.

Through the assistance and generosity of the Lester Foundation, Gateway will continue to provide healthy meals throughout the funding cycle, while all other aspects of services will, continue without interruption. Gateway is deeply grateful to be able to address the issue of food insecurity and to provide healthy meals for this often-overlooked population of individuals, who want little more than the chance to be a contributing member of society.

Derby Day - Run for the Roses

Gateway Industries Cancels Annual Derby Day Fundraiser

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For the second year, Gateway is cancelling its traditional Derby Day Fundraiser. This event is always held on the first Saturday in May to celebrate and enjoy the Kentucky Derby “Run for the Roses.” The cancellation comes as a result of the continuing, however, improving COVID-19 pandemic.

It saddens us to miss yet another year of this long-celebrated event, which has become such a favorite tradition each year in Greenbrier and surrounding counties. However, we believe that it is best to be prudent regarding having such a large gathering, while the virus still lingers in our midst.

With the continued successful fight against Covid and the hard and much appreciated work of our health care workers, first responders and volunteers, we feel confident that we will be able to return to our longstanding fundraiser next May, and once again, share this special event with the hundreds of loyal Gateway supporters who turn out for a fun-filled evening of endless food, entertainment, and the ever-so-popular Derby Day Silent Auction.

Be well and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Jardin by the River

Open Now: Jardin by the River

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A New Beginning

Jardin by the River opens today, September 12th at 8am! Come see us on the Island Park, right off 219 at the River Bridge, drive through the park, and it’s at the old Ronceverte Swimming Pool.

From Gateway Industries

The Jardin is an initiative of Gateway Industries, developing a new approach to adding business to the Ronceverte Community, employment and training opportunities for folks with disabilities, a work cooperative with other local non-profit agencies and local commercial businesses, and local affordable products in partnership with rural health concerns.

The garden offers a welcome respite from the day, a calming, beautiful environment to stroll along, sit within, and enjoy. Stop by today to take it all in, and please browse our shop where we offer local goodies, crafts, art, plants, herbs, flowers, and more!

Open Thurs, Fri, Sat, 8a-4p

We will be open from 8a-4p on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. If you would like to gain access at another time, please call our office and one of our staffers will assist you, 304.645.3165. We are at your service.


Come Explore the Jardin by the River

Derby Day 2019

Gateway Industries’ 25th Annual Derby Day a Success

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Derby Day 2019, Enjoyed by Hundreds

To help support our efforts and expand our facilities and services, we have held a “Derby Day Run for the Roses” fundraiser for 25 years on the first Saturday in May at the WV State Fair Grounds.

Hundreds of participants and many local businesses supported the effort, and enjoyed fantastic food, live music & entertainment, a fruitful silent auction, the Kentucky Derby on large-screen TVs throughout the venue, a Spectacular Hat Contest, raffles, door prizes, and more!

Country House (who was awarded the win after Maximum Security was disqualified) took the crown at the Derby in the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Thank you to all for your support!  We can’t wait to see you next year!

Derby Day

Gateway Industries’ 24th Annual Derby Day a Success

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Derby Day 2018, Enjoyed by Hundreds

In an effort to help support our efforts and expand our facilities and services, we have held a “Derby Day Run for the Roses” fundraiser for over 20 years on the first Saturday in May at the WV State Fair Grounds.

Hundreds of participants and many local businesses supported the effort, and enjoyed fantastic food, live music & entertainment, a fruitful silent auction, the Kentucky Derby on large-screen TVs throughout the venue, a Spectacular Hat Contest, raffles, door prizes, and more!

Justify took the crown at the Derby in a spectacular show of strength and determination in the most exciting two minutes in sports.

The Spectacular Hat Contest, a fan favorite, saw lavish and fun hats on display.  Shirley Baker took 4th Place, Robin Loudermilk took 3rd, Penny Curtis, 2nd, and the winner this year was Alisha Trout.

Thank you to all for your support!  We can’t wait to see you next year!

 

 

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