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Spofford – Butterfly Gala

Spofford’s 17th annual Butterfly Gala was held on October 8th. More than 500 guests enjoyed dinner and dancing to the tunes of The Dave Stevens Band to celebrate Spofford’s 100th birthday. David Janus was the honorary chairman, and Teresa and Ryan Keller and Christian and Jim Brown served as the co-chairmen.  Teresa and Ryan Keller, […]

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Giddy Up for Boots and Breast Cancer

Anita Nigro was the host of the October 20th Giddy Up for Boots and Breast Cancer event held at Nigro’s Western Store. The annual affair benefits The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Al Christofano, John Iselin, Scott Tucker, and Margo Christofano David and Anita Nigro, host; with Travis Marvin Toby Tyler, Ben Aldrich, David Nigro, […]

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Light The Night Walk

September 30th was the date for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk at Cleveland University-Kansas City. More than 7,000 participants carried illuminated lanterns: white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, […]

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The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties – Community Ball and Cotillion

December 3rd is the date for The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties’ Community Ball and Cotillion. The debutantes and their escorts will learn the choreography during practice sessions before they showcase their fabulous performance at the 66th annual event. (First row) Megan Dailey, Emma Kelly, Grace Coker, Mary Margaret Sims, Lena Wencker, Kennedy […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Civics and Honoring Day

Kansas City Young Matrons gathered recently at their clubhouse for their Civics and Honoring Day. Members enjoyed a delicious lunch and the premiere of the film, KCYM: The First 100 Years, in recognition of KCYM’s centennial year. KCYM: The First 100 Years Research Committee: Sue von Geyso, Sue Lund, Dianne Tanquary, Lucinda Rice-Petrie, Peggy Beal, […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Fall Luncheon

The Kansas City Country Club was the beautiful setting for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 2016-2017 season’s Fall Luncheon on September 20th. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch, and the Ballet’s Second Company performed excerpts. Artistic Director Devon Carney explained “partnering,” while the Company demonstrated “lifts,” when the young men hold their partners high above their […]

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2016 Ballet Bash Benefactor Dinner

The 2016 Ballet Bash Benefactor Dinner was held on October 13th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Lisa Merrill Hickok was presented with the Pirouette Award for sharing her time, talent and treasure with the Kansas City Ballet for so many years. Trapp and Company provided the beautiful décor, and guests savored a […]

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