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Congratulations, John & Paul!

John Marshall Watson and Paul Sidney Sparks were married on September 12th at Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church in Bridgehampton, New York. Marshall is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Etheridge Watson, Jr., and Paul is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Paul Sparks. The evening prior, Marshall and Paul […]

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The Ballet Ball – Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley

Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley was extremely honored when the Kansas City Ballet Guild asked her to serve as the Nutcracker Ball chairman. It will be held on December 4th at Union Station Kansas City, and Ann Dickinson is the honorary chairman. “This 48th annual event is especially exciting since it is the world premiere of Devon […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Conway!

July 8th was the date for an intimate reception celebrating the marriage of Thaylia JoAnn Smith and Patrick Alonzo Conway. The special event was held at Deedee King’s beautiful home in Kirkwood Circle. Hosting the event with Deedee were Laurie and Charles Jarrett, Barbara and Charles Haviland, Patricia Abts and Andrew Fogle, and Daniel P. […]

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High Aspirations – 5th Annual Mentors Challenge

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown will be the setting for High Aspirations’ 5th Annual Mentors Challenge on November 17th. Committee members are making final plans for the special evening that will include cocktails, dinner and remarks from Father Gregory Joseph Boyle, S.J., guest speaker. Marianne and Bill Dunn, Jr., and The […]

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Ozanam – Hollywood Holiday Gala

Guests will experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood at Ozanam’s 32nd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala. The December 4th event will be held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Andrea and David Leavitt are the chairmen, and Larry Moore will serve as emcee. Larry Moore, emcee; with Andrea and David Leavitt, chairmen […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Create The Night…Masterpiece!

Members of the Committee of 100 (C100) met on September 24th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to start planning the annual gala, Create The Night…Masterpiece!, which will take place on February 20th at the Museum. The black-tie affair will highlight the opening of the Museum’s exhibit, Reflecting Class in the Age of Rembrandt and […]

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The Children’s Place – FORE The Place Golf Tournament

The Children’s Place’s ninth annual FORE The Place Golf Tournament was held on September 18th. While lightning called players in early, the prizes, raffles and a delicious barbecue lunch sealed the wonderful day for all of the participants. Mike Cordes Mike Bray, Tom Murphy, Rick Ratliff, and Mark Miller Robin Woods Additional photos also featured […]

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