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December 17, 2022 Issue

Toast To Olde Tymes – Robert Ellis Scott

Robert Ellis Scott was primarily known as Mark Roberts during an acting career that lasted more than 50 years. To his friends in Our Town, he remained Bob Scott. It wasn’t Bob’s fate to become a household name with an instantly recognizable face, but he did achieve a fairly astounding résumé. The International Movie Database […]

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The Saint Luke’s East Hospital – Fall Ball

The Saint Luke’s East Hospital Fall Ball was held recently at Lone Summit Ranch. The festive evening featured a “Heart of Rock & Roll” theme. The event was hosted by Saint Luke’s Foundation. Proceeds are earmarked for the cardiovascular program at the Hospital.          Featured in the December 17, 2022 issue of The […]

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The New Theatre Scholarship Guild – The Hollywood Party

The Hollywood Party was this year’s fundraiser for The New Theatre Scholarship Guild. Linn Mills, Seth McClintock, and Jackie Stokes served as the co-chairs for the event, which was held on October 16th at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a silent auction, a gourmet dinner, and entertainment by Heather Spore […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Art Deco Ball

The Art Deco Ball was held on November 12th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Chairman’s Circle Gala celebrated the exhibition, American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939. Hosted by the board of trustees, the festivities included cocktails, a gourmet dinner, entertainment, and the thrill of the exhibition itself. The co-chairs were Evelyn […]

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Johnson County Community College Foundation – Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening, the annual gala held by the Johnson County Community College Foundation, took place on November 12th at the Overland Park Convention Center. The event chairs were Tracey Osborne Oltjen and Tom Oltjen. Steven D. Wilkinson was honored as the Johnson Countian of the Year. Steve was presented with an artwork created by […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Carrie McDonald

Carrie McDonald has been a volunteer with Literacy KC for nine years. She donates to the organization and has volunteered there for more than 1,000 hours. Carrie is an active tutor who assists students with reading, writing, and comprehension skills. She also volunteers in the Community Garden, where she helps each week with watering, harvesting, […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 49th Annual Snow Ball

Members and friends of many Catholic parishes, including Friends of Prince of Peace, Holy Family Eudora, St. Michael the Archangel, Good Shepherd, Holy Angels Sacred Heart, St. Joseph, and St. Patrick, gathered in September and October to support the 49th Annual Snow Ball. The event will be held on January 21st at the Overland Park […]

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B.E. Smith Family Center – 40th Anniversary Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy

November 10th was the date for the 40th Anniversary Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy. The event, a benefit for the B.E. Smith Family Center, was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Nan and Doug Smith were the event chairs. Amy Milroy, B.E. Smith Family Center, was honored with the 2022 Richard V. Edmonds Award for […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – The Lyric Opera Ball

The Lyric Opera Ball, hosted by the Lyric Opera Circle, will be held on April 1st at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Mary Beth Gentry is serving as the president of the Lyric Opera Circle, and Edie Downing and Juliette Singer are serving as the co-chairmen for the Ball. The event will […]

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UMKC Friends of the Conservatory’s Crescendo

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was the site for UMKC Friends of the Conservatory’s Crescendo, In the Spotlight: Illuminating Lives Through the Performing Arts, which was held on November 4th. Jenny and Warren Erdman served as the honorary chairmen, and Michele Hamlett-Weith was the chairman. The event featured a collage of fast-paced performances […]

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – Kemper Gala

October 8th was the date for the annual Kemper Gala at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. More than 400 guests enjoyed delicious fare and great music and entertainment. Liz and Greg Maday and Lindsey Patterson Smith and Matt Smith served as the honorary co-chairs. The co-chairs were Elizabeth Bennett and Paul Gutiérrez. Proceeds support […]

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Congratulations, Claire & Nelson!

Claire Alexis Girman and Nelson Andrew Costello were united in matrimony at Wingate Place on Johns Island, South Carolina, on April 9th. The bride is the daughter of Annette and Jeff Girman of Beaufort, South Carolina. Her groom is the son of Merrie and David Costello of Mission Hills, Kansas. The Costellos toasted their son […]

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