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Cristo Rey High School – 17th annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center was the site for the 17th annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars, a benefit for Cristo Rey High School. Cathy and Chip Toth served as the honorary chairs for the event, which was held on March 25th. Sarah Walsh and Christy Hartner were the event co-chairs. Eric Guetterman, last year’s winner, served as a judge, along with Hamp Henning and Mark Alford. Joel Goldberg was the emcee. This year’s grand prize winner was Heather Hurd. Proceeds are earmarked for educational programs.

Rebecca and Barrett Baumgartner


Tamara Libbey-Curtin and Dennis Curtin


Joel Goldberg, emcee; and Claudia Meyer, Cristo Rey High School


(Front row) Mark McKee, Laura Szymanski, Toni Dodd, Scott Rogers, Cathy and Chip Toth, honorary chairs; Jen DeMeyer, Kris Haney, Terri Thompson, Jake Connor, and Heather Hurd, grand prize winner (back row) Claudia Meyer, Cristo Rey High School; Tommy Mancuso, Tamara Sanders, Patrick Stone, Tanika Bullock, Lydia Taylor, and Harrison Berggren

Featured in the May 27, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Keith Gard and Shannon Fields


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