Tickets on Sale for Pioneer Resources’ Popular “Hats and Horses” Event


Pioneer Resources presents the 6th annual “Hats and Horses” fundraiser on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Attendees are encouraged to get tickets early and dress in derby attire/hats for this Kentucky Derby-themed party held at the elegant Bella Maria’s Event Center in Norton Shores. The event begins at 5:00PM and will feature the Kentucky Derby Race live! Additional activities include silent auction, live auction, buffet dinner, cash bar, and more!

This year’s proceeds will be used to support Pioneer Trails Camp, the agency’s barrier-free camp location that allows for participants to experience a true camp experience!

The Mission of Pioneer Resources is to help people with disabilities and seniors to attain independence and dignity by creating opportunities for participation in the community.

Pioneer Resources began as an unincorporated association of parents and educators in the late 1940s, operating as Pioneer School and providing special education and therapy. More than 65 years later, the agency offers a diverse array of individualized supports and services for persons with disabilities as well as seniors. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit