Friends and fans of the Kentucky Derby were out in full force Saturday for the big race, even right here in the Lake Region.

Friends and fans of the Kentucky Derby were out in full force Saturday for the big race, even right here in the Lake Region.

Here a number of folks gathered at Proz Lakeside at the Cove in all their Derby finery.

Note the jockey who was the centerpiece of the group photo that included visitors from other states mingling with the locals.