Ted Turner, the former cable TV magnate, is teaming up with Gov. Steve Beshear and first lady Jane Beshear to help make the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games a little bit greener.
On Saturday they will hold a cocktail reception 4-7 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort with area chefs and wineries to help raise money for "Greening the Games" projects.
The suggested contribution is $500. The money will buy permanent recycling bins for Kentucky Horse Park and be used to install more native landscaping along Cane Run Creek, which runs through the park.
Participating chefs include Ouita Michel of Holly Hill Inn in Midway; Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia in Louisville; Jonathan Gossett of Dudley's and Jeremy Ashby of Azure, both in Lexington; Mark Bodenstein of Chalk Food + Wine in Covington; and Jeff Newman of Boone Tavern & Hotel in Berea,
Wineries include Ruby Moon, Lovers Leap, Elk Creek, Wight Meyer and Stone Brook. Alltech beer will be represented, as will Buffalo Trace bourbon and vodka for making black-eyed Susans in honor of the Preakness Stakes, which will be run in Baltimore during the reception.
For tickets or more information, contact Carol Hanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.