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Kansas City Pet Project – Love Finds A Way

Loews Kansas City Hotel was the site for Love Finds A Way, Kansas City Pet Project’s gala fundraiser celebrating the organization’s first 10 years. The champion co-chairs were Lisa Epps and Tim Clark, Roshann Parris and Jeff Dobbs, Cathy and Steve Doyal, Jenny and Warren Erdman, Bonne and Cliff Illig, Angelea Busby and Jake Jacobson, Christine and Sandy Kemper, CiCi Rojas and Oscar Monterroso, Marissa and Jason Parson, Margi and Keith Pence, and Jami and Fred Pryor. The event was held on September 30th. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, videos, speakers – and the ultra-festive Strands of Love Tunnel.

Miss Marvel in the Strands of Love Tunnel



Roshann Parris, Kansas City Campus of Animal Care board chair and champion co-chair; with Mayor Quinton Lucas


Lisa Epps, Kansas City Pet Project board chair and champion co-chair; and Teresa Johnson, Kansas City Pet Project


Jody Beynon and Suzanne Shank with Jami Pryor, champion co-chair


Precious Stargell Cushman, Tim Clark, champion co-chair; Amy Sue Bliss, and Dreyah Cushman


Carman Stalker and Tori Fugate, Kansas City Pet Project

Featured in the December 10, 2022 issue of The Independent.


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