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Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball – Patrons’ Party

The Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame was the site for the Patrons’ Party for the Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball on March 7th. Bonne Illig and Sue Lund served as the Patrons’ Party co-chairmen. The Magic Ball, a benefit for Inclusion Connections and its BelongKC initiative, was held on March 9th. Julie Cain and Shelly McVay were the Ball co-chairmen, and Jennifer and Rex Hudler were the Ball honorary chairmen. 

William and Linda Lewis with Fran and George Gerritz


Beth Vaughan, Jennie Newman, and Karen Osborn


Caroline McVay, Rex and Jennifer Hudler, Ball honorary chairmen; Cade Hudler, and Shelly McVay, Ball co-chairman


Rex, Jennifer, and Cade Hudler


Valerie and Vince Burke posed by a picture of Joe Burke, Vince’s father.

Featured in the April 20, 2024 issue of The Independent.


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