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Cheers to Volunteers! – Harvesters

These four enterprising, adorable girls volunteered during spring break at Harvesters to help pack more than 550 boxes of food to be delivered to low-income seniors. A job well done by these terrific young ladies!  Alice Brandt, Ffion Hughes and Caroline Brandt, all fifth graders at St. Agnes Catholic School; and Nia Hughes, a second […]

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Ozanam – Golf Classic

Ozanam’s Golf Classic, “Putting Kids on the Right Course,” will be held on May 11th at Ironhorse Golf Club. Brady Wombolt is serving as the chairman of the event that features a putting contest, silent auction, raffle, lunch, a four-person scramble tournament, and an awards ceremony. Proceeds support the children’s programs and services at Ozanam. […]

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Missouri Sports Hall of Fame – Patti Phillips

Patti Phillips, NACWAA; was inducted into The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at the second annual Women in Sports Luncheon on March 23rd at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri. Congratulations, Patti!  Patti Phillips, NACWAA; with Robin Sterneck Also featured in the April 18, 2015 issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Janet Rogers […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Amy Young

Amy Young was born and raised in Our Town. She is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015, and is co-chairman of the November Task Force on Kansas City Traditions and Hidden Gems. She also serves on the projects committee. Amy is creative director at Barkley and is married to Mike Adams. They have two […]

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The Saint Luke’s Foundation – Books & Boutiques

The Overland Park Convention Center is the setting for The Saint Luke’s Foundation at Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s eighth annual Books & Boutiques. Alicia Cabrera-Hill, Kim Madden and Dr. Marsha Weaver are serving as the co-chairmen of the May 1st event. Guests will enjoy a delightful day of shopping, gourmet fare and fun. Laura McBride, […]

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Open Options UCP – Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon

Lynne Weilert is serving as chairman of the 12th annual Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon. The 12th annual event will be held on May 14th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Susan Bubb, Deanna Graves, Marilyn Harrison, Audrey Langworthy, Clara Paris, Sunday Siragusa, Peaches Tutera-Cunningham, and Twyla Wilson will be honored for their […]

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2015 Class of Rising Stars – Henry W. Wash

Henry Wash started off in life with the odds against him. Malnourished and abandoned as an infant, he lived in a foster home and was finally adopted at age seven. Henry also had difficulties in school until a man named Thurman Mitchell mentored him, giving him tools for academic success. After Thurman died, Henry felt at […]

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Stems: A Garden Soirée

The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park’s eighth annual Stems: A Garden Soirée will be held on June 27th at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Guests will enjoy fine wines, delicious fare from 24 restaurants, strolling through the gardens, plein air art, and fireworks. Victor & Penny and Funk Syndicate will provide […]

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Heart to Heart International – Compassion Gala

Heart to Heart International’s Compassion Gala will be held on May 9th event at The Gallery Event Space. Carla Duryee is the chairman, and Bob Regnier is serving as the honorary chairman of the event that features cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and great entertainment. Proceeds support Heart to Heart International’s mission to improve […]

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