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Upcoming Events and Fundraisers to Remember Hailey

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A number of organizations are planning special events in honor of Hailey Owens. See how you can get involved.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A number of organizations are planning special events in honor of Hailey Owens.  See how you can get involved.

Applebee’s restaurants also are selling paper ribbons in remembrance of Hailey. The ribbons will be placed in each of the restaurants in her loving memory.  The ribbons will be sold for a minimum $1 donation beginning Friday, Feb. 21, for one full week. Applebee’s local franchise partner will match the donations dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. All proceeds will be sent directly to the Owens family.

  • There is a candlelight march in memory of Hailey this Saturday, February 22,  at 8:00 pm at Commercial Street and Campbell in Springfield.
  • The City of Springfield released this information regarding the march:
People are asked to gather at the intersection of Campbell and Commercial Street on the west side of Commercial Street at 8 p.m., with the march to begin at 8:15 p.m.
The march will move east along Commercial Street and end at the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge.
A moment of silence will be held at the conclusion of the march.
Commercial Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7:45 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. from Campbell Ave to Washington Ave.
Public parking is available immediately south of Commercial Street.
Please bring your own candles, as they will not be provided.

  • A donation drop off will be available during this Saturday’s Sertoma Chili Cook Off in honor of Hailey Owens.  The booth will be located in the lobby of the Expo Center and all proceeds will go directly to the Hailey Owen’s family.

  • Benefit motorcycle ride Sunday February 23, 2014 --Ride will start at Pitbull Powersports @ 11am we will ride to the American Legion Post 639 to register for the ride 10.00 and 5.00 for other riders. Registration is 12 to 2pm Kickstands up to Dennis' Place where there will be food, auction items etc.

  • Hailey Owens Benefit Poker Tournament   11am Sunday, February 23,  at Dennis' Place,  921 W. Sunshine in Springfield  Sign up starts at 11:00 a.m with the first deal promptly at noon.


  • The Strafford Fire Protection District and friends of the Hailey Owens family will hold a Chili Supper and Fundraiser Dinner featuring a silent auction, raffle, and bake sale from 3 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Strafford High School, 201 W. McCabe in Strafford.  Admission is free.  There is a $5 donation for the chili supper.  All proceeds will be presented to the Owens family.  For more information, contact Lisa Campbell at (417) 655-0941.

  • Culver’s of Springfield, 1815 E. Primrose St. and 2520 N. Glenstone Ave., will raise money for Hailey Owens family on Monday, Feb. 24.   The restaurants will donate a majority of the day's sales to the Hailey Owens Memorial Fund.


Fund for Owens Family
Empire Bank has set up a memorial account in Hailey's name to help the family with expenses.
Donations can be made at any branch.  You can also mail contributions to:
Empire Bank
C/O Hailey Owens Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 3397
Springfield, MO 65808

And the Missouri Department of Health is asking everyone to wear pink and purple on Friday, February 21, for Hailey.


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