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Charlie’s House – Charlie’s Ball

Union Station Kansas City was the place for the second annual Charlie’s Ball on February 23rd. Parents and children were entertained by Jim Cosgrove, also known as Mr. Stinky Feet. Everyone was dazzled by the balloon drop. Tanna Guthrie was the auctioneer, and Taylor Hemness served the emcee. Dinner (featuring dessert by Freezing Moo) was a hit with the crowd. The festivities also included games and encounters with princesses and other action heroes. The event raised funds for Charlie’s House, which educates caregivers about child safety in the home. Construction is now underway on a safety demonstration house near Children’s Mercy. 

Jenny and Brett Horn, founders

 

 

Katie Schatte, board member; Andrew Schatte, and David Schatte

 

Taylor Hemness, emcee

 

Matt Hizer, board member; Nolan Hizer, and Jonelle Hizer

 

Cindy Mense, board member; Stephanie Mertel, Mason Mertel, J.D. Mertel, Brad Mertel, and Mike Mense

Additional photos featured in the May 11, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder Photography

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