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Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary – 24th Biennial Holly Ball

Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary hosted the 24th Biennial Holly Ball on December 4th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.  Guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, and dancing to the tunes of Galaxy.  Caren Nelsen and Cacki Smith served as co-chairmen.  Proceeds from the event benefited the Emergency Department of Saint Luke’s Hospital. Also […]

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Midwest Ear Institute – The HEARAid Gala

The HEARAid Gala took place on November 13th at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  G. Richard Hastings was the honorary chairman.  Jeff Greiner was honored for his contribution in the field of cochlear implants.  Guests enjoyed a wonderful performance from Las Vegas headliner Larry G Jones.  The beautiful home of Ann Dickinson was the […]

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JCRB|AJC – Human Relations Dinner

The Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee (JCRB|AJC) Human Relations Dinner was held on November 21st at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  Donald J. Hall, Jr. was honored for his significant contributions of time, effort and expertise to improve the lives of people in Our Town and beyond.  For his efforts, he was presented with the 2010 Henry W. Bloch […]

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The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Membership Tea

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary recently held its annual Membership Tea at the lovely home of Madeline Wrobley.  Guests enjoyed refreshments and each other’s company. Gloria Findley-Grogger serves as president of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Also featured in the January 8th issue of The Independent  (Front row) Jeanne Cockayne, Madeline Wrobley, host;  and Louanne […]

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Kansas City Ballet – Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon

The 16th Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon was held on December 11th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  The festivities featured the Kansas City Youth Ballet performing excerpts from The Nutcracker, and holiday carols sung by the St. James Academy Honors Choir.  Guests enjoyed watching the magicians perform, taking photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy […]

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Mission Valley Hunt – Mission Valley Hunt Ball

Mission Valley Hunt committee members are well underway planning for their Annual Hunt Ball on February 5th.  A Patrons’ Party will be held on February 4th at the lovely home of Kelly Cole and Charles Shrout, and will be co-hosted by Julie and Mike Honsinger.  Members will round up their horses and hounds for a […]

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Swirk Jewelry – One Hundred Sparkling Years

Third-generation Swirk Jewelry owners Tracy and Brian Swirk opened the doors of their Plaza store on December 10th to greet friends and customers and celebrate the business’ 100th anniversary.  Brian’s grandfather, Ben Swirk; opened a jewelry store downtown a century ago.  Ben’s son, Joe Swirk; moved the store to the Country Club Plaza in 1965, where it […]

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