Hunterdon Prevention Resources (HPR) hosted its 19th Annual Fall Dinner and Fashion Show

HPR Holds 19th Annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Flemington NJ – November 2, 2015) – Hunterdon Prevention Resources (HPR) hosted its 19th Annual Fall Dinner and Fashion Show on Thursday, October 22, 2015, to a full house of over 150 attendees at Copper Hill Country Club.  As is our tradition, this year’s event included a live and silent auction in addition to the fashion show.  Before the live auction, a tribute was given to Harrie Copeland, who died earlier in the year.  Harrie had served many years as our auctioneer for the live auction items.


This is HPR’s only fundraiser for the year.  Funds raised from the evening enable HPR to provide prevention education programs to approximately 9,000 youth, of all grade levels, within the Hunterdon County schools.


Event co-chairperson and HPR Board of Trustee Carolee Voorhees-Zak said, “I am so proud of the hard work of HPR, its staff and the Fashion Show Committee in putting this event together each year.  It is not just a great night out with family and friends, but the money raised is used to provide our youth with needed programs, such as Cyberbullying and Bullying Prevention; Internet Safety, Sexting, and Social Media; and Substance Abuse Education on Alcohol, Prescription Drugs, Heroin, and Marijuana.”


Blue Sky Boutique, located on Mine Street in Flemington, provided the women’s fashions which were modeled by staff members of HPR.  The men’s fashions were provided by Tessuto, located in Somerville.  The men’s fashions were modeled by Hunterdon County Freeholder Matt HoltJames Hyman, President of Hopewell Valley Bank, along with Matt McGinley, Detective with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, and Jim Kramer, a Town of Clinton police officer.  Det. McGinley and Officer Kramer work closely with the Safe Communities Coalition, a division of HPR.  This year, our models also proudly showcased several fur coats provided by Flemington Fur.


“HPR would like to thank the members of its Board of Trustees, staff and local community businesses for the extraordinary items donated for the live and silent auctions,” said Megan Jones-Holt, First Vice President of the HPR Board of Trustees and event co-chairperson.  “Over 100 items were available on which to bid.”


Below is a photo of HPR staff, who were acknowledged that evening by HPR Co-Executive Directors Karen Widico and Lesley Gabel for their great team work, not just for the Fashion Show, but for all events throughout the year.