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CCVI – 60th Anniversary Gala

The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) celebrated with their 60th Anniversary Gala at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Marlys and Michael Haverty were the honorary chairmen, and Marianne Kilroy and Carmen Thum served as the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a decades presentation, and music by The Commodores.

Also featured in the January 12th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Random Photography and Photos4Good

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Mary Lynne Dolembo, CCVI; Kim Kraus Curry, Mary Zahner, Angela Zahner Shipley, Nancy Kraus Able, Sheila Zahner Vadovicky, Sarah Amos Manos, Amy Donnelly VanHoutan, and Marny Sherman
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Walter and Kris Bethay, Audrey Bethay, Dr. Trudi Grin, and Phil Witt Mike and Lois Toland with Jill and Dr. Norm Bamber
(Front row) Linda Nocita, Kay Patterson, Betsy Piebenga, Rusty Nies, and Kay Leff (back row) Tom Nocita, Ken Patterson, Dr. Larry Piebenga, Gary Nies, and George Leff



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Park International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

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