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Johnson County Library Foundation – Library Lets Loose

On October 15th, the Johnson County Library Foundation’s first annual Library Lets Loose event took place at the library, celebrating the Foundation’s 20th anniversary. The sold-out crowd enjoyed works by artists, musicians, libations, and a delicious repast. Proceeds support library programs and collections. Fred and Carol Logan toasted to 20 years of the Johnson County […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and its 43rd annual Snow Ball, was held on October 22nd at the Lake Quivira Sailing Dock. Franny and Lane Boland, Amy and Kevin Kentfield, Christy and Joe Heller, Mel and Pat McAnany, and Lisa and Tray Vedock were the hosts. Anita and Tim Link Mary […]

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KCU – Cliffhanger Run and Centennial Birthday Party

The Cliffhanger Run and Centennial Birthday Party were held on October 8th for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. More than 1,000 runners participated in the run on Cliff Drive, followed by a birthday party featuring food, lawn games, entertainment, and more. Face painters, balloon artists and Pop-Up Charlie entertained kids in the Artists’ […]

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Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – Annual Meeting

September 28th was the date for the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Annual Meeting at the beautiful home of Linda and Gene Hall. The board of directors, honorary board members and special guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner and toasted the upcoming season. Jon Goodman, board member; Nancy and Charley Jensen and Jill Adams Dorene Shipley, Kansas […]

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Community Ball and Cotillion – Fathers’ Icebreaker

The Fathers’ Icebreaker event for the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties’ Community Ball and Cotillion was held at The Allegro Ballroom in Overland Park. Guests had a wonderful time getting to know each other. Jim Neunuebel, Greg McNamara and Al Rickert Martin Reyes, James Beck, Jeremy Kornis, Jeff Chalk, and John Smeltzer  Additional […]

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Crittenton Children’s Center – Toast for the Children

Crittenton Children’s Center celebrated its 120th anniversary at Toast for the Children on October 20th at Union Station Kansas City. Mariel Hemingway was the special guest speaker. She recently released two memoirs in conjunction with National Mental Awareness Month, Out Came The Sun and Invisible Girl. Proceeds support mental health services and programs for area […]

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation – An Evening with Lisa Parker

An Evening with Lisa Parker was held recently at the 1900 Building. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors and guests enjoyed a presentation from Lisa, who serves as president of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation. She discussed raising charitable children, youth philanthropy, new models of giving, and the evolution of family philanthropy. Sean and Karen […]

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