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Gillis Center – 32nd Annual Spirit Awards

April 19th was the date for the Gillis Center’s 32nd Annual Spirit Awards at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Steve Doyal and Ty Henson were each presented with the 2013 Spirit Awards and Jill Perfect was honored as the 2013 Gillis Volunteer of the Year. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, cocktails and entertainment by DJ Ashton Martin. Rebecca and Trey Bowen served as the honorary chairmen. 

Also featured in the May 18th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Classy Kids Studio

The Perfect Family: Sarah, Jerry, Jill, and Josh
Alana Titus, Pam Sanders, and Josh and Ashley Boydston
Gillian and Chad Allen with Tony Moeller
Pete Rieg and Tracy Christian
Committee Members: Cheryl Annen, Sherry Gibbs, Kara Harmon, Jodi Belpedio, Monique Exposito, Kyle and Natalie Hartman, Tiffany Owens, Katie Culbertson, Linda Smart, Rebecca Bowen, Kim Champlain, and Carrie Stricker
Steve Doyal, honoree; Jill Perfect, honoree; Mary Ellen Schaid, Gillis Center; and Ty Henson, honoree




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Park International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

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