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Rising Star Reflections – Brandon Fancher

Brandon Fancher is serving as the board president of the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center Auxiliary as well as volunteering at the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend. He has been involved in a variety of roles with Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. He is very proud to call Our Town his home. Brandon is a Rising Star, […]

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Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Julie Randolph

Julie Randolph is honored to serve as the president of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, during the 2014-2015 year.  Holiday Mart, the League’s largest fundraiser, will be held at Bartle Hall from October 16th through the 19th. A celebration of the fifth and final year of the League’s community impact area focuses on […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Dorothy Claussen & Ernestine White

Twice a week, Dorothy Claussen and Ernestine White cook lunch for the National Parkinson Foundation Heartland’s Wellness Classes for up to 25 people each time. They also are full-time caregivers to their spouses who have Parkinson’s. Susan Varner, who has Parkinson’s and multiple system atrophy (MSA), volunteers at least once a week in the office […]

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Women’s Foundation – Golf Classic

The Women’s Foundation’s 15th Annual Golf Classic will take place on August 25th at Oakwood Country Club. Valerie Coyazo and Sharon Cruz are serving as co-chairmen of this 18-hole, all-women tournament. Also featured in the July 12th issue of The Independent  Valerie Coyazo and Sharon Cruz, co-chairmen  

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In the Spotlight – Kansas City Young Matrons

The Kansas City Young Matrons’ new president is Peggy Beal. Peggy has been a member of KCYM since 2004, and has held many positions including president-elect, director of administration, director of programs, treasurer, and project coordinator for the Gillis Christmas Store. KCYM’s Do You Believe in Magic? Gala will be held on January 24th at […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Joshua Brewster

Joshua Brewster grew up in Our Town and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Saint Louis University and earned an MBA from Rockhurst University. He works at Trozzolo Communications Group as account vice president. Joshua is a member of the Centurions, Class of 2014. He volunteers at St. Elizabeth School and […]

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Johnson County Community College Foundation -Some Enchanted Evening

The Johnson County Community College Foundation’s 28th annual Some Enchanted Evening will be held on November 8th at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel. Gary Morsch will be honored as the Johnson Countian of the Year. Mary Birch is the chairman of the event that will feature a gourmet dinner, entertainment and dancing. Proceeds will support […]

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March of Dimes – Signature Chefs Auction

The March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction will take place on October 13th at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Chef Jimmy Bannos, Sr. is one of eight chefs who will be featured. For 34 years, his Heaven on Seven restaurants have been some of the most popular dining destinations in Chicago. Chef Jimmy […]

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Union Station Kansas City – Centennial Weekend Open House

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Union Station Kansas City will host a Centennial Weekend Open House on November 1st and 2nd. Lynn Devins and Patty Kincaid are serving as the co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy entertainment, featured films and performances, building tours, history lectures, and historic trains on display.  Also featured in the July 12th issue […]

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