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KC Shepherd’s Center – 50th Anniversary and 5th Annual 70 over 70 Awards Celebration

KC Shepherd’s Center’s 50th Anniversary and 5th Annual 70 over 70 Awards Celebration was held on September 17th. Kathy Cox and Gary Cortes and Edith and Benny Lee were the honorary co-chairs, and Carmen Zuniga and Tanner Wycoff served as the co-chairs for the event, which was held at The Midland Theatre. Kathy Smith and Dr. Rusty Ryan were the recipients of Elbert Cole Lifetime Achievement Awards. The evening’s agenda included cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing. 

70 over 70 Honoree Evelyn Maddox with Vickie and Brian Maddox


Jessica and Bryan Swindler


70 over 70 Honoree Kar Woo and Russell Townsend


Mary and Randy Neil, 70 over 70 honoree; and Merritt Neil


Randy and Carolyn Hall, board member


Featured in the November 12, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Keith Gard


The Independent – 125 Years of Tradition

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Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Society – A Musical Evening with Ramona

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Kansas City University – Deron Cherry

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