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March of Dimes – Local Impact Celebration

June 7th was the date for March of Dimes’ Local Impact Celebration at The Brass on Baltimore. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while learning more about the organization’s fundraising in Our Town and its Community, Advocacy, Research, Education, and Support Programs.  Stacy Duncan, Chad and Sarah Nelson and Jeremy Higgins Ken Jackson, Shalea Harris, […]

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Celebrate the Coterie: where there are no small characters

Celebrate the Coterie: where there are no small characters was held on June 10th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Theresa Stoker served as the chairman. Jeanne Sosland, advisory board member; was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Andrew Van Der Laan, board member; Rebecca Schwietz, Elizabeth and Ian Arnold, and Michael […]

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CASA SuperHero 5K

Corporate Woods was the setting for the fourth annual CASA SuperHero 5K benefiting CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties and Jackson County CASA was held on June 25th. Creative costumes were everywhere – and, for the first time, dogs were allowed at the event. Heather Physioc with Ford as Captain America and Otto as Batman […]

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BBBSKC – Legacy Invitational

May 22nd and June 5th were the dates for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Legacy Invitational golf tournaments at The Deuce at The National Golf Club. Players enjoyed a wonderful gift salon, chair massages and a 19th hole reception. David Chaffin Cory Davis, Tim DeSett, Amy Overton, and Jamie Kerr David Dummermuth, […]

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The Jewel Ball – Debutante Tea

The Jewel Ball Debutante Tea was held on June 4th at The Kansas City Country Club. Thelma Dreyer, Eleanor Hauft and Jeanne Sosland served as the co-chairmen. Thelma Dreyer, Amy Sachse and Jewel Ball Chairman Nancy Sachse Additional photos featured in the July 8, 2017 issue of The Independent  Photo Credit: Wirken Photography

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – 29th Annual Ball, “Tribute”

Ashley and Ramin Cherafat served as the chairmen of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 29th Annual Ball, “Tribute,” which was held on April 22nd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The festivities included a social hour, live and silent auctions, entertainment, and a delicious five-course meal. Six influential leaders were honored […]

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Jewel Ball – Gentlemen’s Serenade

The Jewel Ball Gentlemen’s Serenade took place on June 4th at Mission Hills Country Club. Dan Bolen served as event chairman, with Hunter Wolbach as event co-chairman. The Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball entertained their mothers and grandmothers with songs and handed them roses. The Gentlemen enjoyed a light moment. Kay Beck and Jay Guastello […]

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