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CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties – Promise of Hope Luncheo

April 3rd was the date for CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties’ Promise of Hope Luncheon at the Ritz Charles. Proceeds from the event will support CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties’ work as advocates for abused and neglected children under court protection and help provide more Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. Also featured […]

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Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation – 41st Annual Sports Awards Banquet

Clark Hunt, Matt Besler, Shannon Vreeland, Adam Dorrel, and the Shawnee Mission West Football Community were recognized for their commitment and achievement in Our Town’s sports at the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation’s 41st Annual Sports Awards Banquet. Denny Scott served as the chairman of the event that was held on April 11th at […]

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The Linda Hall Library – Panama Canal Centennial Celebration

The Linda Hall Library has launched a year-long Panama Canal Centennial Celebration. On April 8th, the Library celebrated the opening of The Land Divided, The World United: Building the Panama Canal exhibit. A working model of a canal lock, created in partnership with graduate students at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, was displayed […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Roads of Arabia

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art was privileged to have His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman for the opening of the exhibit Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 23rd.  Also featured in the May 31, 2014 issue of The Independent Photo Credits: Chris Crum, John Lamberton and […]

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MOCSA –  Community Luncheon

May 2nd was the date for The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA) Community Luncheon at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Keynote Speaker Erin Merryn, shared her story of triumph over years of sexual abuse as a child. Christy and Bill Gautreaux and Zulema and Terry Bassham were the honorary […]

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The Coterie Theatre – Boots & Bow Ties Gala

Mark June 28th on your calendar as a night you don’t want to miss! The Coterie Theatre’s Boots & Bow Ties Gala will celebrate 35 years of professional theatre with a night of live entertainment by Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys Band. Cowgirls and cowboys will also enjoy gourmet food, luscious libations and country […]

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Harvesters  – Forks & Corks

Harvesters – The Community Food Network’s Forks & Corks was held on April 24th in the Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center. More than 2,000 guests enjoyed signature cocktails and delicious cuisine from some Our Town’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors. Michelle Breashears served as the chairman. Proceeds from the event will provide […]

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The Family Conservancy – Brews for Books

The inaugural Brews for Books literacy event, a benefit for The Family Conservancy, was held on April 17th at Boulevard Brewing Company. More than 250 partygoers donated books to children in need and enjoyed Boulevard beer, delicious fare and the vocal stylings of father-son duo Ryan Triggs and Jim Triggs. Also featured in the May […]

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The Children’s Place – Angels of the Children’s Place Gala

April 4th was the date for the Angels of the Children’s Place Gala at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Nancy and Steve Hooley were the honorary chairmen, and Beverly Casper and Nan McConnell served as the co-chairmen. Proceeds from the event support The Children’s Place and its mission to help the youngest survivors of abuse, […]

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