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KVC – Gala at the Station

Guests gathered at Union Station Kansas City for KVC’s Gala at the Station. The event, which was held on November 2nd, featured the talents of Quixotic and Lost Wax. Frank Boal led the auction. This year, members of the Red Door Grill restaurant group teamed up to serve as co-chairmen. Proceeds help KVC to provide in-home family support, foster care, adoption services, and children’s psychiatric hospitals to children and families in crisis.

Mandi Rudd, Lance Hansen, Julie Zancanelli, and Patrick Madden


Beth Whalen, Michelle Lawrence and Pat Whalen


Guests danced the night away to the tunes of Lost Wax. 


Michael and Maria Copeland


Katie Van Luchene and Mandi Rudd with Maggie Andriani, Quixotic performer


(Front row) Jolene and Craig Jeffries, Kathy Wallace, Kim Madden, Anne Fisher, Tamara Hutchinson, and Paula and Brian Meidel (back row) Travis Wallace and Amy Popp


Ashley Mitts, Briana Smith, Mark Arensberg, and Patrick and Lauren Roth


Travis and Kathy Wallace

Also featured in the January 5, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder Photography


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