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JLKCMO – Holiday Mart

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Holiday Mart will be held from October 22nd through the 25th at Bartle Hall. Committee members are busy planning the fun-filled, four day event. Shayla Hammeke and Katie Minnis are serving as the co-chairmen. Holiday Mart has raised nearly $10 million for community projects since its inception in […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Brent Blacklock

Brent Blacklock is a partner with TPP Certified Public Accountants. Brent is a member of Centurions, Class of 2016. He serves on the Healthcare and Aging Task Force and the projects committee. Brent and his wife, Audrey, have two children, Grace and Hannah. Hannah Blacklock with her father, Brent Blacklock  

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Synergy Services – Stand Up for Synergy

Janine Akers and Ryan Anderson are serving as co-chairmen of the ninth annual Stand Up for Synergy on November 7th at the Improv Comedy Club at Zona Rosa. Billy Gardell, star of the CBS television show Mike and Molly, is the featured performer. Proceeds support domestic violence prevention, shelter and support for children, women and […]

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Kansas City Ballet – Nutcracker Ball

Ann Dickinson is the honorary chairman, and Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley is serving as chairman of the Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker Ball at Union Station Kansas City. The December 4th event will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Michael Beers Band. This year’s Ball will kick off the all new Nutcracker, featuring exciting choreography, beautiful […]

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JLKCMO – Holiday Mart

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s 28th annual Holiday Mart will take place at Bartle Hall from October 22nd through the 25th. Shayla Hammeke and Katie Minnis are the co-chairmen. Proceeds help the JLKCMO to continue its legacy of giving funds and volunteer hours to Our Town. Shayla Hammeke and Katie Minnis, co-chairmen   Also […]

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In The Spotlight – Rachel Sexton

On June 1st, Rachel Sexton started serving as president of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. Rachel is thrilled to be part of an organization that is developing women leaders by giving them significant volunteer opportunities. She is the chief operating officer of VPR Companies. Rachel and her husband, Brian King, have three children, […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Gail Gray

Gail Gray is a member of Centurions, Class of 2016. She serves on the projects committee and the Law and Order Task Force. Gail is the vice president of operations at CommunityAmerica Credit Union. She and her husband, Robert, have a daughter, Jasmine. Also featured in the August 8, 2015 issue of The Independent   

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