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Thompson Classic Car Collection

On October 14th, the Thompson Classic Car Collection went on the auction block at the Overland Park Convention Center. The collection is the result of Frank Thompson’s life-long passion for collecting classic and rare automobiles. The evening prior, Evangeline and Frank Thompson and many of their friends gathered for a cocktail reception among the cars […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo Patrons’ Party

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo Patrons’ Party was held on October 26th at the beautiful home of Barbara and Dr. Doug Cusick. More than 100 guests enjoyed a special inside look at Barbara and Doug’s collection of antique, automatic musical instruments. The beautiful collection even includes a self-playing grand piano that once belonged […]

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Synergy Services – Stand Up for Synergy

November 4th was the date for the 11th annual Stand Up for Synergy at the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa. Kathleen Madigan was the featured performer. More than 325 guests enjoyed cocktails, a delicious dinner and a live auction. Michelle and Ryan Brown and Daryl Lynch and Ruben Chacon were the co-chairmen, and Nicole DiAntonio […]

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Health Partnership Clinic – 25th Anniversary

November 2nd was the date for a luncheon celebrating the 25th anniversary of Health Partnership Clinic (HPC), which provides healthcare to low-income and underserved individuals in the community. Nearly 150 guests attended the event, which was held at The Ritz-Charles and raised more than $50,000. HPC currently has four clinic sites in three counties and […]

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Great Plains – Brunch & Bubbly for Paws

Great Plains SPCA’s Brunch & Bubbly for Paws was held at Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners. The October 15th event raised more than $20,000 for homeless pets. Jami Pryor and Pam Scott, board members   Dan and Kelly Kultala   Chuck Laue, board member; and Fred Pryor   Emilio and Diana Larson Also featured […]

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The Diamond Ball – Private Dinner

Was it Romeo and Juliet’s Verona? No, it was the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, with decor by Larry Wheeler and Craig Sole. Patrons of the 50th Annual Ballet Gala enjoyed a delicious, four-course meal in this delightful setting during The Diamond Ball’s Private Dinner on October 17th. Gigi […]

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Congratulations, Grace & Charles!

Happily Ever After KC, a wedding to benefit KC Pet Project, took place on October 14th at The Loretto. The bride was Grace Lane Curran, and her groom was Charles Atlas Ward. Guests enjoyed music by Diamond Empire Band, delectables from Cupini’s and floral arrangements from The Little Flower Shop. On September 11th, a bridal […]

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