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The Children’s Place – Beach Volleyball Tournament

The Young Advisory Board of The Children’s Place hosted its Beach Volleyball Tournament on September 10th at Volleyball Beach in Martin City. Players enjoyed a fun and friendly competition. Proceeds support the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma. (Front row) Krista Greenlee, Jeanne Maberry, Patrick Mitchell, and Joan Petrick-Giglio (back row) Kelli Galbrecht, Cam […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Leo Handzlik

If your to-do list includes coordinating the set-up, the volunteers and the electricity for a big event, in addition to managing the behind-the-scenes operations, that makes you head of logistics. If you’re doing all that for Stems: A Garden Soirée at The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, you’re Leo Handzlik. If you’re Leo, your […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Lydia Allen

Lydia Allen spent seven years in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she studied at Butler University and worked for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Four years ago, she moved back to Kansas City. Lydia is the Manager of Individual and Leadership Gifts at ArtsKC. She is a member of Centurions, class of 2018. Her current Centurions activities include serving […]

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Jackson County CASA – Carnival for CASA

The 12th Annual Carnival for CASA, a benefit for Jackson County CASA, was held on September 12th at Paradise Park. Amy and Brian Beaird were the honorary chairmen. The weather cooperated, making it a beautiful day for more than 400 children who are served by CASA. The event raised more than $30,000. The funds will […]

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The Belles of the American Royal – Presidents’ Tea

Page Reed and Mary Reed served as co-chairmen of The Belles of the American Royal’s Presidents’ Tea on September 9th. The annual event was held at The Kansas City Country Club. The 2017 BOTAR class and Pages were introduced. The BOTAR Ball will be held on October 21st at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Kick-Off Party

Harvey’s in Union Station Kansas City was the setting for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Kick-Off Party on August 27th. More than 100 ballet enthusiasts and dancers mingled, enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and watched the highlights of last season on television screens. Craig Sole provided the beautiful floral décor. Dancer Amanda DeVenuta, Angela Walker […]

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Congratulations, Janelle & Ryan!

Mr. and Mrs. David Keith Woelk of Hutchinson, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Janelle Lynn Woelk, to Ryan Matthew Haverty, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raymond Haverty of Mission Hills. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. Larson Woelk of Newton, Kansas, and the late Mrs. Woelk and […]

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