One hundred years from now, if anthropologists were to use these photos from Saturday's White Trash Derby Bash to try to determine the cultural meaning of the term "White Trash," they would probably conclude that it involves the drinking of lagers and a lot of sleeveless shirts. Conceived for the dual purposes of commemorating the Kentucky Derby and raising money for Macy Helm, a 5-year-old girl with Nephrotic syndrome, the hill-folk hootenanny accomplished both things and facilitated much day-drinking in the process. Photographer Aaron Thackeray returns with these fascinating artifacts.
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