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Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry

Happy 137th birthday to Harry S. Truman! The celebration at the 22nd annual Wild About Harry gala raised funds to support educational outreach and programming at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, and assist with the Institute’s efforts to install a statue of President Truman in the United States Capitol’s National Statuary Hall. Chairmen Melanie and Jim Rine orchestrated a hybrid event at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, as well as home watch parties.


Sandi Moses and Harvey Bodker with Fred and Cindy Bodker


Mary Blair, Loretta and Tom Mentzer, Ramona Farris, Dean and Patricia Davison, and Andrea Ways Newman


Marlow and Mary Fischer celebrated Harry!


Honorary Co-chairman Bob Speaks and Mary Kay and Brad Speaks, honorary co-chairman


Aaron and Jessica Crosley posed for a fun picture.


Chairmen Jim and Melanie Rine

Additional photos featured in the June 26, 2021 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Mark McDonald Photography


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