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Rose Brooks Center – Casino and Auction Night

Kathy and Matt Taranto served as chairmen of Rose Brooks Center’s Casino and Auction Night. The 14th annual event featured casino-style gaming, silent and live auctions and live music. Proceeds support the families and pets of Rose Brooks Center.

Bob and Janice Morton with Kathy and Matt Taranto, chairmen
Joseph Eke and Sheila Urum-Eke


Michael Dean, Jenny Horkman and Marla Svoboda, Rose Brooks Center


Deborah Francis and Glenda Grant


Board Member Shaun and Theresa Stoker

Additional photos featured in the October 27, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel


Phoenix Family – Un*Gala, “Friday Night Fever”

April 26th was the date for Phoenix Family’s 16th Annual Un*Gala, “Friday Night Fever.” More than 600 guests donned their favorite disco attire and enjoyed the groovy evening in the…

Wayside Waifs – Fur Ball, “Woof 66”

More than 1,000 people gathered for Wayside Waifs’ Fur Ball, “Woof 66,” on May 11th. Jill Dean and Jean Wagner were the honorary co-chairmen, and Martha and Rusty Smith and…

KC CARE Health Center – Bloom Air

April 13th was the date for KC CARE Health Center’s Bloom Air event, which was held at the Airline History Museum. James Smith, Mark Sawkin, Damian Lair, and Taylor Gozia…

Powell Gardens – Plant Preview Party and Auction

Powell Gardens recently hosted a Plant Preview Party and Auction to kick off its upcoming season. The festive weekend also featured the Plant Sale, a Fungi & Fermentation event, and…