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The Family Conservancy – Brew for Books

The second annual Brew for Books, a benefit for The Family Conservancy, was held on April 16th at Boulevard Brewing Company. Guests donated children’s books and enjoyed Boulevard beer, Waldo Pizza and entertainment by John Goolsby. Centurion Volunteers Hannah Hasselquist, Megan Stock and Karen Moore Guests mingled on the patio of the Boulevard Brewing Company. […]

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Jackson County CASA – Light of Hope

April 16th was the date for Jackson County CASA’s Light of Hope breakfast. Cathi and David Brain were the honorary chairmen. More than 1,100 guests attended the event that raised funds to train and support more volunteers to serve abused and neglected children under court protection. John Holt served as the emcee. Kevin Collins and […]

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Hats Off to Mothers – Honoree Tea

April 22nd was the date for an Honoree Tea given by Hats Off to Mothers at Webster House. Guests came dressed to the nines with hats, white gloves and smiles and enjoyed the 1960s, retro-themed Tea, complete with scones and delicious lemon curd. Hats Off to Mothers was held on May 14th at the Muehlebach […]

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The Barstow School – An Evening at Room 84

An Evening at Room 84, a benefit for The Barstow School, was held on April 18th at the Ritz Charles. Barstow was founded in 1884. Tara Georgie and Sharon McDonald served as co-chairmen of the 1920s-themed event that featured dinner, a silent auction and casino-style games. Dianne and Bryan Reed Amanda O’Shaughnessy, Minka Rudman, Paige […]

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Alphapointe – Dining in the Dark

February 26th was the date for Alphapointe’s Dining in the Dark at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. More than 240 guests dined in complete darkness and were served by visually impaired waiters. Proceeds support Alphapointe’s comprehensive rehabilitation program and low vision clinic. Ansie and Ed Marquette, board chairman Kristen Baker and Scott Freiermuth Tanesha […]

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Broadmoor Technical Center – Earth Month

Bristol Seafood Grill presented an Earth Month gift to Broadmoor Technical Center on April 16th. Broadmoor is a nationally-recognized culinary arts education program managed by the Shawnee Mission School District. The funds will be used to prepare the Center’s urban farm for the spring planting season and aid in the maintenance of the land. The […]

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Children International

The lovely home of Laurie and Don Montague was the perfect setting for an event for Children International. Internationally-acclaimed opera singer James Valenti was the featured guest. Children International’s mission is to bring real and lasting change to children living in poverty. Sarah Higdon, Susana Eshleman, Amy Embry, and Marcia Garvin Hosts Laurie and Don […]

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