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DeLaSalle – 22nd Annual Movie Benefit

February 2nd was the date for the 22nd Annual DeLaSalle Movie Benefit at The Midland. Sarah and Jon Baum were the honorary chairmen, and Cathi and David Brain and Becky and Chris Herring were the co-chairmen. Len Jennings served as the emcee for the auction. Guests enjoyed delicious fare from some of Our Town’s most popular restaurants and great music from the UMKC student jazz ensemble. Proceeds supported the unique programs serving students at-risk of dropping out of school.

Also featured in the March 23rd issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel

Cathi and David Brain and Becky and Chris Herring, co-chairmen; flanked Sarah and Jon Baum, honorary chairmen.


Jon and Sarah Baum, honorary chairmen; with Nola and Ade Adebo Erin Rivers, Kerry Dixon, Carolyn Watkins, and Dennis Shaw, Sr.
Tim and Missy Schaffer and Ann and John Sundeen
Clyde and Katie Wendel Alycia High, featured speaker



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