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Jackson County CASA – 10th Annual Carnival for CASA

More than 800 participants enjoyed Jackson County CASA’s 10th Annual Carnival for CASA on September 12th at Paradise Park. Nick Cutrera served as the honorary chairman of the event that supports the training of volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children who are under court protection. Martha Gershun, Jackson County CASA; and Honorary Chairman […]

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CGSC Foundation – Celebration of International Friendship

The CGSC Foundation in partnership with the GKC Chapter of People to People and Operation International from the Leavenworth/Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the second annual Celebration of International Friendship at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The event was held to honor and welcome the 2015-2016 class of international military officers studying […]

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Prelude 2015: Building on the Past. Imagining the Future

Members of the Karbank family were the honorary chairmen, and Prudence and Robert True served as chairmen of Prelude 2015: Building on the Past. Imagining the Future. As the inaugural event in The 1900 Building, Harriman-Jewell Series’ guests enjoyed an evening in industrial elegance, complete with cocktails, dinner by Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, a silent […]

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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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