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2nd Annual Children's Charity Ball

     On February 11th, 2017, our 2nd Annual CAPA Children’s Charity Ball was a huge success!  Almost 300 people gathered at Johnny T’s Next Door for an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and a speaker. The theme of the evening was Roaring 20’s and everyone did a great job in dressing up!  Over $15,000 was raised to support the efforts of CAPA’s programs that aim to prevent child abuse and neglect in Hillsdale County.  The CAPA Children’s Charity Ball is held annually in memory of Trey Bowman in order to raise funds to support CAPA’s programs. Over $15,000 was raised this year!

     Mary Fales gave a moving speech about the importance of safe sleep not only at home, but also at daycare.  She recounted the loss of her son due to unsafe sleeping conditions at daycare when he was allowed to sleep in his car seat.  When car seats are not at the right angle, a sleeping baby’s airway can easily be restricted when the head is not supported and leans forward.  Mary Fales and her husband, Zack, have been working hard educate new parents about safe sleep and to make the rules concerning safe sleep for daycares more strictly enforced.

CAPA would like to extend our thanks to all our 2017 Children's Charity Ball sponsors and donors!​


Gretchen Bunch                                                           County National Bank

Dan and Melissa McCance                                        RIMA

Molly McNew Memorial Group                               Jason Walters and Associates

Caywood Propane Gas, Inc.


Jason Walters and Associates                                    Johnny T’s

Michigan International Speedway                           Expressions Photography

Pie in the Sky                                                               All Aboard Travel

Kay’s Junction                                                             Health & Home Services Unlimited

Study Cup (Mindy Eggleston)                                  Griffiths Mechanical

Hillsdale Jewelers                                                       N.E.F.C.O.

Shirt Shack                                                                   Archery Spot

Jonesville Schools                                                        Maggie Anne’s

Lularoe with Charnell Davis                                     Lularoe with Jen Gillispie

The Coffee Cup                                                           Dr. McEachran

Colon Rouge                                                                Cakes by Bonnie Hull

Madigan’s                                                                     31 with Tammy Houser

Hillsdale College Dow Leadership Center Hotel

Dr. William Davidson                                                Jabour Plumbing

Patriot Aviation                                                           Absolute Entertainment

Liquid Metals                                                              Make This Moment Count

Dr. Bob Caldwell                                                         Hillsdale College Football

Re/Max Preferred Realty of Jonesville                     Ultimate Design and Fabrication, LLC.

Smith Flowers                                                              Rob’s Barber Shop

The Salon at Rob’s                                                       Clay Schiman (Hillsdale Schools)

Jeff and Missy Wilcox                                                 Spratts Trading Post

Southern Michigan Seal Coating                              TSC

Ted Nugent                                                                  CrossFit Timoro

CAT-REC Restoration                                                 Walmart Distribution Center

Prime Fitness                                                                Lularoe with Desiree Belote

The Filling Station                                                      Frankenmuth Insurance

Sanders Insurance                                                      Kim Marquardt and Variations Salon

Party Lite Stefanie Rathbun                                      P. Riley’s Pizza

31 with Amanda Hamilton                                       JJ Meats Products, LLC.

Caywood Propane                                                     Clemens Food Group

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