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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 44th Annual Snow Ball

The 44th Annual Snow Ball was held on January 20th at the Overland Park Convention Center. The event drew more than 2,000 guests, now that’s a blizzard of support! Early in the evening, Snow Ball Presidents Maureen and Mike Bukaty thanked partygoers for their dedication and generosity. Amid this glow of appreciation, everyone enjoyed a festive formal dinner, followed by dancing to the music of Lost Wax. Proceeds from the event were earmarked for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, which provides help to those in need through its seven emergency assistance centers, eight food pantries and more than 20 programs and services for people of all faiths and all ages. 

Mr. Ryan Eckert, Lauren McQuaid, Mr. Jared Rottinghaus, Katie McAnany, and Mr. Ryan McAnany


Mr. and Mrs. David Orf


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haake with Mr. and Mrs. Ken Williams


Mr. and Mrs. Dave Knopke


Mr. and Mrs. Chris Dierks with Mr. and Mrs. Rob Jaeger


Mr. and Mrs. Mike Needleman


On the dance floor: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Mel Lavery


Mr. Frank Boal, Sarah McEnerney, Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGlinn, and Mr. and Mrs. John Holt


Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bukaty, Snow Ball presidents


Lexi Bukaty, Mrs. Mike Bukaty, Lauren Bukaty, and Mr. Bukaty

Also featured in the February 17, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Vernon Leat and Brian Turner


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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels

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Children’s Mercy – 14th Annual Red Hot Night Gala

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WIN for KC – Women’s Sports Award Celebration

More than 1,700 guests attended the 2018 WIN for KC Women’s Sports Award Celebration at the Kansas City Convention Center on February 7th. Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic bronze medalist in Team…