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Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City – Most Wanted Auction

The Arvest Theatre at The Midland was the site for the Most Wanted Auction on December 1st. Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City select honorees – this time, there were 40. Nearly 1,000 guests bid on amazing, once-in-a-lifetime auction packages.

Honoree Amy Grothaus and Liz Lewis


Adam Miller with Sean, BBBS Voice of Potential (and a Little Brother)


Honorees Trent and Erica Jones with Tanna Guthrie, emcee


Little Brother Brian and Big Brother Tim Desett


(Front row) Kirk Molacek, Brian Mankameyer, Maggie Hubbard, Joyce Layman, Melanie Holt, and Sherrie Balmer (second row) Mike Meek, Amy Grothaus, Frank White III, Chelsea Laub, Catie Smith, Molly Britt, and Stephen Elias (third row) Gerron Blackwell, Scott Havens, Elise Kirchhofer, Matt Baysinger, Reggie Britt, and Nathan Oleen (fourth row) Duane Joseph, Michael Carmona, Victoria Mechtly, Erica Jones, Katy and John Hornaday, and Michael Keenan (fifth row) Pat Frederick, Trent Jones, Eric Kelting, Colin Quinn, and Michelle and Josh Kurzban (back row) Tim Grunhard and Steve Moore

Also featured in the January 5, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo credits: Rob Smith Photography and Adam Kaleikau


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