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Project 39 – Mother of All Happy Hours

May 9th was the date for Project 39’s Mother of All Happy Hours in Our Town. More than 40 hosts gathered baby items to help support single mothers in The Family Conservancy’s Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids Program. Participants in the program gain points by attending weekly parenting classes focusing on topics ranging from prenatal care […]

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Art Bra KC

“Celebrating the Art of Survival” was the theme of Art Bra KC at Signature Flight Support. Kathy Donovan was the honorary chairman, and Cindy Wittman and Adrienne Helvey served as the co-chairmen. The third annual event raised funds to benefit patients in need at Missys’ Boutique, an accredited appearance center at The University of Kansas […]

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The Kansas City Club – Trivia Night

The Kansas City Club’s 1212 Club met recently to donate funds raised from its quarterly Trivia Night to Friends of KC Animals.  Also featured in the June 15th issue of The Independent Alex Goldberg, Justine Uryasz, John Teasdale, Katie McAnany, Dave Wimberly, and Hyland Cronin Hope Westergom, Gail Miskew, Sarah Deters, and Britton Hunter   […]

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Pathway to Hope – Ninth Annual Golf Tournament

Pathway to Hope held its ninth Annual Golf Tournament on June 10th at Sycamore Ridge Golf Club. Players enjoyed great golf and a barbecue dinner following the round.  Ann Palmer, Pathway to Hope; Sharon Lawrenz, Pathway to Hope; and Joe Lauria, honorary emcee Joe Lauria, honorary emcee; Terry Thompson, Brian Perley, and Ron Shrum, board […]

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Hope House – second annual Margarita Ball

April 26th was the date for Hope House’s second annual Margarita Ball at Studio Dan Meiners. Maria and Danny Pfeifer, Amy Blunt and Matt Mosby and Sarah Millin were the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed tasty tapas, delicious margaritas and dancing to the tunes of The Zeros and X-Parte.  Proceeds from the event help provide shelter and […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Dot to Dot

April 6th was the date for Dot to Dot, a new signature benefit for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Guests enjoyed dinner by Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and entertainment by MoonDrop Circus, jugglers, acrobats, stilt-walkers, and strolling musicians. Trapp & Company created the fabulous decorations and a special video highlighted the dot motif throughout the […]

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Milburn Country Club – Clubhouse Grand Opening Gala

On April 20th, Milburn Country Club held a Clubhouse Grand Opening Gala which celebrated the opening of the new building. Club members mingled in the new space, sampled the Club’s delicious fare and danced to the tunes of CoCo Trio and KOKOMO. Also featured in the June 1st issue of The Independent Photo Credit: David […]

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The KU Advancement Board – Annual Meeting

April 25th was the date for The KU Advancement Board’s Annual Meeting at the KU Medical Center. Medical experts from KU Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital presented information on the topic of stroke treatment, patient care and research. David Wysong, board chairman; presided over the meeting. Emeritus and Founding members were honored, […]

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Rockhurst High School – Spectacular Auction

“A New York Nightscape” was the theme of Rockhurst High School’s Spectacular Auction. Christina and Mark Demetree, Sarah and Ray Evans, Anna and Chuck Naylor, and Susanne and Brad Stanley were the co-chairmen. The event was held on April 20th at the school and guests enjoyed yellow cabs, street vendors, and student jugglers.  Also featured […]

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Kansas City Art Institute – Art and Design Auction Patron’s Party

The beautiful home of Sue and Lewis Nerman was the setting for the Patrons’ Party for the Kansas City Art Institute’s Art and Design Auction. Guests enjoyed an artful buffet by Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions. Vicky and Akio Takamori, ceramic artist and KCAI alumnus; were the featured guests. Kathy and Mark Donovan and Mary and […]

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MOCSA – Community Luncheon

May 3rd was the date for The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s Community Luncheon at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Kayla Harrison, the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in judo, was the keynote speaker. Sonya and Jim Nutter hosted the Patrons’ Party.  Jennifer and Chuck Laue and […]

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American Heart Association – Go Red for Women Luncheon

April 19th was the date for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 1,000 guests attended the sold-out event which has saved the lives of 627,000 women during the past ten years. Gina Danner and Kathy Koehler served as co-chairmen Also featured in the June […]

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Harvesters – Forks & Corks

April 25th was the date for Harvesters’ Forks & Corks in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. During its 17-year history, Forks & Corks has helped Harvesters provide more than 11 million meals to hungry people. Mandy and David Waters served as the chairmen.  Also featured in the June 1st issue of […]

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Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas

April 19th was the date for an appreciation reception for the patrons’ of the Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas’ Snow Ball. Snow Ball Presidents Jeanne and Charlie Haake thanked patrons for their tireless help and dedication. The 40th annual Snow Ball will be held on January 18th. Also featured in the June 1st issue […]

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Milburn Country Club – Clubhouse Ribbon Cutting

On May 15th, Milburn Country Club’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was celebrated by members and representatives from A. L. Huber, Zimmer and Helix Architecture & Design. In 2013, MCC celebrates its 96th year in Overland Park. Eric Packel, MCC president; cut the ribbon.     

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WIN for KC – Tennis Clinic

The WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board attended a tennis clinic coached by Scott Hanover on April 14th at the Plaza Tennis Center. The girls learned the basic rules of tennis and how to control the ball. The Youth Advisory Board meets about once a month around Town to stay fit and healthy.  Also featured […]

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Kansas City CARE Clinic – Bloom Speaks Easy

April 12th was the date for the Kansas City CARE Clinic’s Bloom Speaks Easy in the West Bottoms. Amy McAnarney and David Hunt were the honorary chairmen, and Kate McKinney, Kurt Knapstein and Emily and Matt Baldwin were the co-chairmen. Guests donned their best 1920’s attire and knocked on a secret door to step back […]

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Great Plains SPCA’s Pawtini

“Vegas Vacation” was the theme of the Great Plains SPCA’s Pawtini. Kevin Westrope, Jason Holmes, Julie Nelson Meers and Sam Meers were the honorary co-chairmen. The event was held on April 6th at Sporting Kansas City and guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious food stations and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefited needy pets. Also featured in […]

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Cristo Rey Kansas City – Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

March 9th was the date for Cristo Rey Kansas City’s Dancing with the Kansas City Stars at Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Lisa Shadid and Mary Ann Woodward were the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and a dance competition. Tony Richardson received first place, Jane Gard was the first runner-up and Connie Fahey […]

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Jackson County CASA – Light of Hope Breakfast

April 18th was the date for Jackson County CASA’s Light of Hope breakfast. Peter deSilva was the honorary chairman, and Sheryl and Terry Kincheloe served as the chairmen. Ann Stern was honored with the Light of Hope Award in recognition for her nearly 30 years as a CASA volunteer. The breakfast supports Jackson County CASA’s […]

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Truman Medical Center – Fashion for a Cause

April 5th was the date for Truman Medical Center’s Fashion For A Cause in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Julie Cheslik and Paul Black were the honorary chairmen, and Amy and David Embry served as the chairmen. Carson Kressley, Emmy-award winning television star, hosted the premier fashion event where ready-to-wear and […]

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