A Celebration of Kentucky at Bluegrass Ball

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKYT) - Inaugural events are in full swing this week in Washington D.C., including the Kentucky Society of Washington's Bluegrass Ball.

A thousand attendees sampled Kentucky's finest bourbon, ate from a menu filled with Kentucky history and flavor, and cheered on some the heavy weights of Kentucky politics.

"I've been to three balls, and this is my second time at this one, and ours is just the best. We're just the best," Laurie Delk, who attended Wednesday's ball said. "There's a bit of elegance to this Ball and everything is sit down, people are very, there aren't too many people, I think they cap the number and I think that makes a big difference."

The Ball mixes politics, a love of the state, and history.

An original copy of the state constitution from 1792 was on display, brought to Washington from Frankfort, as well as the journals of four different constitutional conventions that led up to it's signing.

Some of the money raised through tonight's ball goes toward scholarships for Kentucky college students to come to Washington and learn about government.

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