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CASA SuperHero 5K Run/Walk

The second annual CASA SuperHero 5K Run/Walk, “Every Child Needs a Hero, but Abused Children Need SuperHeroes,” was held on June 14th at Corporate Woods. Patty and Mick Matthews were the honorary chairmen, and Bryan Busby served as the emcee. Paul MacCready Kids Fun Run participants were greeted by Mike Steinmetz, Miss Kansas Junior Teen […]

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Child Abuse Prevention Association

CAPA’s 40 year commitment to the safety and well-being of children and families in Eastern Jackson County was recently celebrated by 250 guests. Brad Speaks served as the emcee. The Dawn Beye Legacy Award was presented to the members of the Junior Service League of Independence for founding CAPA in 1975. Board President Kirk Beye […]

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Big Slick Celebrity Weekend

Children’s Mercy Hospital’s fifth annual Big Slick Celebrity Weekend was held June 19th and 20th. Hosts Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, and David Koechner were joined by their celebrity friends for three special events, including a Celebrity Softball Game at Kauffman Stadium, the Big Slick Celebrity Bowl at Pinstripes and the Big […]

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Jewel Ball Party – Gatsby Gala

Call the cops! Gangsters and molls raided and kidnapped the nine Jewel Ball hosts at their Gatsby-themed Jewel Ball party. The G-men thankfully arrived to rescue them and put an end to their capture! This creative surprise was part of a fun-filled evening, complete with gambling, music and delectables. Kim Fryer, Ashley Herring, Carolina Mach, […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Last Call Open House and Reception

The Kansas City Young Matrons’ Last Call Open House and Reception was held on June 12th. Members came to say “farewell” to their beloved clubhouse at 51st and Oak. The clubhouse, built in 1936, will be picked up and moved to its new location at 52nd and Cherry in August. Guests took a nostalgic stroll […]

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Kansas City Ballet – Annual Meeting

The offices of Lathrop and Gage were the lovely setting for the Kansas City Ballet’s Annual Meeting on June 15th. The event was hosted by Board Member Jack Rowe. New officers were elected, including Julia Irene Kauffman, chairman; Claire Brand, president; Jean-Paul Wong, immediate past president; Michael Frost, vice president; Jack Rowe, vice president; Kathy […]

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Kansas City Art Institute – 2015 Art and Design Auction

Liz and Nate Orr were the chairmen, and Linda and Topper Johntz served as honorary chairmen of the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2015 Art and Design Auction, “Deviation,” on June 6th. Guests enjoyed silent and live auctions, creative fare prepared by Patrick Ryan, Port Fonda; theatrical entertainment, experiential installations and creative libations. The bi-annual event […]

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