"A Black & White Affair"
April 27, 2024 • The Commons • 7 - 11
A fundraiser for the Child Abuse Prevention Program
Light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and desserts will be provided.
I am Adrienne Bowles and I am a Columbus Native born and raised! This community is so very dear to my heart and I am honored to be able to help this amazing cause. I am a Realtor at Realty One Group DREAM here in Columbus, and also teach spin at Sky Sport Fitness. I have a a 14 year old daughter (Selby) that attends Central Middle school and plays Volleyball, and an awesome partner Nate Simmonds that manages our very own Ziggies Pub and Eatery. I am BEYOND excited to utilize my friends and connections in giving back to our children through CAP Prom this year. Safety for our kids through the funding of education and resources is what makes this such a great place to raise a family!
Brittany Carpenter grew up in Columbus, IN. She attended Columbus East High school and Graduated with her BA in business from Indiana University. She works in business development for Bill Austin and Associates as well as a proud business owner of Royalty Athletix (a competitive cheerleading gym). Brittany has been married to the love her life Andrew Carpenter for 10 1/2 years! They have 3 children; Cole (13), Noah (10), and Harper (9). In what spare time she has she enjoys spending time with her family, watching football, and doing things to support her friends and the community. Her family attends The Ridge church in Columbus and have for almost 3 years. She chose to become a member of the CAP Prom court because she strongly feels that building awareness and resources provided by Family Services is a necessity.
Garrett grew up in Brown County, Indiana, a stone's throw away from Brown County State Park but spent much of his childhood in Columbus. After living in Indianapolis for nearly a decade, he was thrilled to be able to return to the Columbus area. Garrett works at CYO Camp Rancho Framasa as the Facilities Manager. He and his partner Desiree are in the final stages of converting a school bus into a tiny home where they plan to live for the next few years. Some of his hobbies include woodworking, photography, and occasionally putting his English creative writing degree from Ball State to use writing flash fiction.
Hi, my name is Ryan Fisher and I am happy to be participating in this amazing event! I have lived in Columbus 37 years and love it very much. My wife Ashleigh and I have been married 15 years and have three wonderful children Corin (13), Warner (9), and Kayce (7). I work for a local glass company, Kenny Glass, which has also called Columbus home for 75 years. In my free time I love Fishing and run a successful Instagram account called “lovethecast”. I also build and paint models for a game called Warhammer and I am a huge Star Wars fan! When I’m not doing these things, running kids to sports, working on my house, or spending time with friends I like to stay very active in the community. My wife and I participate at school events, volunteering, and community event here in Columbus. As I get older my love and appreciation this town grows and events like this reminds me how caring our community is. Thanks for reading and thanks for your donation to this wonderful cause no matter what candidate you vote for!
Hi my name is Brian 'B' Gentry and I am honored to be nominated to be in this court to support the funding of this inspirational organization! As the grandfather of 8 with another on the way, child abuse prevention is very dear to my heart. I am a longtime resident of Columbus and most of you may recognize me from being behind the bar at Columbus's famous 4th St. Bar and Grill or another Columbus's staple, Ziggies. I also had the pleasure of coaching PAAL football and basketball for 7 years. While not a native of Columbus, I have grown to love this community and am very grateful for this opportunity to once again give back. With the help from my wonderful wife Michelle, I vow to fervently work to make this the most successful event yet!
My name is Chloe Luse, I am a Mortgage Loan Originator with German American Bank. I am engaged to my Best friend, Ethan who shares his 2 beautiful children, Kealy (14) and Charlie (11) with me. Having been born and raised in Columbus, I have seen the impact that Family Service Inc has on our community. I am honored to be nominated for CAP adult prom court and help raise funds for such an important cause. I truly believe that each child deserves the chance to live a life free of abuse. Supporting Family Service Inc helps make this possible for many children in our community. When Im not at work you can usually find me in the stands supporting our kids at their soccer games. In my free time, I enjoy making wine and spending time with my family usually in the form of traveling.
Hi! I'm Sarah Meredith! I have been a hairstylist for 24 years, with the last 8 of them at Creative Hair Design. I grew up in Hope (Go Jets!), lived most of my adult life in Columbus and now live in Seymour with my boyfriend, Denver, and our fur baby, Willow. I'm obsessed with animals, especially dogs! I love to run and completed my 7th half marathon this year and enjoy doing 5ks that are fundraisers for different causes. I am honored to be on the CAP prom court to raise awareness and funding for Child Abuse Prevention. I absolutely love kids and I said yes to raising money for this important cause to help children have a voice and be protected!
I’m Stephanie Spencer, a Bartholomew County native and Registered Nurse. I am a Supervisor of Referral Response for the Indiana Donor Network, and also work PRN as a Nursing Administrative Coordinator at Columbus Regional Hospital. I spent 8 years as an ER Nurse, where I saw patients from all walks of life experience hard times. I want to raise money for the CAP Council to help make a difference in the lives of our community’s children, so they may not have those hard times. I’m excited to be a part of the CAP Prom Court to help raise money for Child Abuse Prevention.
Jonathon White grew up in County Durham – England, UK. He moved to Columbus in 2013 with his wife Amanda, daughter Irima and son Nathan. Irima and Nathan attended elementary through high schools (go Bulldogs and Olympians!) here in Columbus and are both now in college. Jonathon is an Engineering Leader at Cummins and has over 35 years of service with the company, with time in the UK, China and now the US. He also is a musician who enjoys performing for local events with his fellow band mates in Columbus based group - Flat Earth. As a fostered and then adopted child, Jonathon holds a strong value for family as well as the welfare of children where all deserve equal opportunities in life. He is honored to be on the CAP prom court to assist in funding and raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention.
Ben Whiteside is a 16-year veteran of the City of Columbus Fire Department currently serving as a Lieutenant at Station 1. Ben, his wife Jenny and their four daughters; Allana, Eliza, Lydia, and Audrey live on a grain and livestock farm in Eastern Bartholomew County. Besides working on the farm, Ben enjoys morning runs with his Station 1 crew. In September he completed his first Mill Race Mini-Marathon and is already excited about next year. He is looking forward to raising funds for the CAP Prom and being a part of all the festivities.