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Tacos and Beer on the Boulevard – Brew with a View

Tacos and Beer on the Boulevard is set for June 20th at the Boulevard Brewing Company. Elaine McMilian, Margaret Kolm, Henna Fuller, Anne Garney, and Pam Taylor are serving as the co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy a delicious taco bar, a vast selection of Boulevard brews, a silent auction, and entertainment by Three Minutes Since. Proceeds […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Troy Lillebo

Troy Lillebo, a South Dakota native, lived in Arizona and Indiana before settling down in Our Town. He is the assistant vice chancellor for external relations at UMKC. Troy is the treasurer for Centurions, serves on the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s board of directors and was recently appointed to the Mayor’s Challenge Cabinet.  Also featured […]

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Kansas City Hospice House – Angel Gala

August 24th is the date for the Kansas City Hospice House Angel Gala at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Carol and Arnold Caviar are the honorary chairmen, and Carol Barnett, Sharon Mallin and Jill Shapiro are the co-chairmen. The evening will include dinner, cocktails, a silent auction, and live entertainment. Committee Members met recently to finalize […]

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In the Spotlight – HEARAid Gala

November 1st is the date for Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute’s HEARAid Gala at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Joni and Larry Weiner are the honorary chairmen, and Carolyn and Gary Hanson are the chairmen. The “HEAR the Beat” themed-event will feature cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment by the Allegro Dancers, […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Roberta Abramson

Treasured volunteer Roberta Abramson has served on the board of directors of Hope House for nearly five years. Much of Roberta’s time has been spent working on events and fundraising and bringing awareness to the issue of domestic violence. Roberta currently works for Hallmark Cards and has connected many people within the creative community to […]

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Walk For Change 2013

Walk For Change 2013 will be held on June 22nd at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Allison and Mike Haggerty and Nicole and Steve Pierce are the co-chairmen. Proceeds from the event will benefit Catholic Charities of Kansas City – St. Joseph. Also featured in the May 4th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: […]

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Stems: A Garden Soiree

Mark your calendars for June 22nd for Stems: A Garden Soiree at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Jill and Mayor Carl Gerlach will serve as the honorary chairmen. Stroll through the beautiful gardens, savor food and wine, music, en plein air art, and fireworks. The event is presented by the Arts & Recreation […]

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Camp WINners

The team captains for Camp WIN are high school aged girls who act as camp counselors. They are mentors and motivators for the campers and help the coaches and instructors. “I look forward to being a team captain every summer because of the wonderful opportunity it brings for me to meet new people and make […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Kris Rauh

Kris Rauh is the vice president of development for the Mid America Chapter, National MS Society. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing the fundraising, budgets, sponsorships, and logistics for 31 Walk MS events, four Bike MS events and two Dinner of Champions. Kris is a member of the 2014 class of Centurions and is currently serving […]

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The University of Kansas Hospital – Treads & Threads

The 12th Annual Treads & Threads will roar into the Kansas Speedway on September 6th to benefit The University of Kansas Hospital. This party with a purpose will feature country music duo Big & Rich and delicious fare from more than 20 top local restaurants, caterers and dessert specialists. The Sunderland Family are the honorary […]

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Westport Garden Club – Entertaining Gardens

Enjoy a rare garden and home tour, hosted by the Westport Garden Club, on May 18th. Entertaining Gardens is a benefit Powell Gardens’ “Good to Grow” program. The event will feature six stunning gardens, with three of them including tours of the homes; a gift shop and a garden raffle. Don Hall and the late […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – The Kansas City Red Coaters

The Kansas City Red Coaters are a community-service organization comprised of 70 volunteers who are passionate about the Kansas City Chiefs and giving back to Our Town. The Red Coaters contributed more than 3500 hours of community service in 2012 and joined with Clark Hunt, Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf to collect over $40,000 to […]

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The Pembroke Hill School – Clothesline Sale

April 19th and 20th are the dates for The Pembroke Hill School’s annual Clothesline Sale. The sale will be held in the school’s Pierson Gymnasium on the Ward Parkway campus. Beth Dillow and Heather Johntz are serving as the co-chairmen. Merchandise will include furniture, clothing for the entire family, housewares, baby items, toys, jewelry, holiday decorations and […]

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Ozanam – Golf Classic

May 20th is the date for the Ozanam Golf Classic to be held at Ironhorse Golf Club. Guests will enjoy a putting contest, silent auction and raffle, a delicious lunch from Panera Bread of Kansas, the four-person scramble tournament, and an awards ceremony. Brady Wombolt is the chairman, and Joe Lauria is serving as the emcee of […]

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2013 Art and Design Auction

June 1st is the date for the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2013 Art and Design Auction at the school. Meg and Bill Zahner are the honorary chairmen, and Kathy and Mark Donovan and Mary and Richard Wetzel are serving as the co-chairmen. “Innovation” is the theme of the event and guests will enjoy delicious fare from Lon […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Nikki Howell

Nikki Howell is originally from Independence, Missouri. She is the managing shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart. To stay connected in the community, Nikki serves on the steering committee for Centurions. She is extremely proud of the Centurion’s legacy project this year, which supports Learn, Grow, Give – a partnership between Centurions, the […]

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Kauffman Ambassadors – Winter Meeting

January 24th was the date for the annual Winter Meeting for the Ambassadors of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres at the Grand Street Cafe. Special entertainment was provided by Shanice Hayes and Maurice Hayes. The father and daughter vocalist team from Our Town were finalists on the television show, America’s Got Talent. Dick […]

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