Fork, Knife & Spoon Catering will create a beautiful 40-foot long delicious Charcuterie style table of Chef prepared appetizers, dips and spreads, cheese, fruits and veggies, pate, nuts and tapas and other interesting items with a bourbon theme.
René True is a licensed Kentucky principal auctioneer for over 35 years. Throughout
his career, he has successfully conducted numerous real and personal property
auctions. More recently, he turned his auction focus to helping non-profits and charitable organizations raise funds through live auctions. René has conducted the annual Relay for Life fundraiser auction for Beam Suntory for over six years and served as auctioneer for several Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinners. He organized and performed a live art auction to support CASA of the Bluegrass, before switching to conducting the live auction for the group’s CASA Derby Eve Gala. Over the past five years, René conducted the live auction of rare and collectible whiskeys donated to the Bourbonanza event, now part of the Bourbon on the Banks Festival for 2021. René understands that charitable fundraisers are all about “fun” raising and making sure guests enjoy the event. He is masterful at the auction adlib and keeping audiences engaged for live auction bidding. René is a founding member of the Frankfort Bourbon Society, chaired the Downtown Frankfort, Inc. Bourbon Strategies Committee for five years, and is an Executive Bourbon Steward with the Stave & Thief Society.
Downtown Frankfort, Inc. (DFI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established to foster a vibrant historic
downtown by facilitating improved infrastructure, aesthetics and building integrity; encourage a
progressive business environment; and to promote quality arts, cultural and community
The DFI board of directors is comprised of up to 13 members nominated by committee and
elected by the board. An additional five members representing the City of Frankfort, Franklin
County Fiscal Court, Kentucky Capital Development Corporation, the Frankfort-Franklin County
Tourism Commission and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, serve in ex-officio, non-voting
capacity. DFI funding is derived from budget allocations from the City of Frankfort, individual
donations, sponsorships, fundraising events, and contracted partners.
DFI works to promote downtown as an exciting place to live, work, invest, and visit. Program of
work includes: improving the appearance of downtown; developing and improving events that
bring local residents and tourists downtown; efforts toward historic preservation, and supporting
the City of Frankfort with implementation of the Master Plan. Examples of DFI events include
the Summer Concert Series, Candlelight Tour, Derby Breakfast, November to Remember, and
Bourbonanza, and play supporting role for third party events like the Bourbon on the Banks