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United Inner City Services & St. Mark Center – 50th Anniversary Luncheon

United Inner City Services (UICS) and St. Mark Center celebrated helping early childhood learning flourish at a 50th Anniversary Luncheon at the 1900 Building on September 6th. Sarah and Jon Baum served as the chairmen, and Mark Jorgenson was an honoree. More than 200 guests enjoyed the special event that featured a student art exhibit. […]

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The Symphony Ball – Benefactors’ Party

The Symphony Ball Benefactors’ Party was held on September 6th at the beautiful home of Anita and Gary Robb. Guests enjoyed a delicious cocktail buffet and music from the Kansas City Symphony. The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “An Evening in Vienna,” was held on September 9th. Anne and Howard Elsberry were the Ball honorary chairmen, […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Fall Luncheon

September 6th was the date for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Fall Luncheon at The Carriage Club. President Kimberlee Ried welcomed members, and Monica Mitchell-Werp, Ball chairman; introduced Carol and Humbert Tinsman, who are serving as honorary chairmen of the 60th Anniversary Lyric Opera Ball. The April 14th event will be held at the Sheraton Kansas […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Reassembly Day Tea

A lovely brunch and the annual business meeting were on the agenda for the members of the Kansas City Young Matrons at their Reassembly Day Tea on September 11th. This is the 101st year for “service to our community and loyalty to our club.” Diana Cusser is serving as the president. Maureen Lillard, Debbie Papa, […]

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The Children’s Place – Beach Volleyball Tournament

The Young Advisory Board of The Children’s Place hosted its Beach Volleyball Tournament on September 10th at Volleyball Beach in Martin City. Players enjoyed a fun and friendly competition. Proceeds support the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma. (Front row) Krista Greenlee, Jeanne Maberry, Patrick Mitchell, and Joan Petrick-Giglio (back row) Kelli Galbrecht, Cam […]

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Jackson County CASA – Carnival for CASA

The 12th Annual Carnival for CASA, a benefit for Jackson County CASA, was held on September 12th at Paradise Park. Amy and Brian Beaird were the honorary chairmen. The weather cooperated, making it a beautiful day for more than 400 children who are served by CASA. The event raised more than $30,000. The funds will […]

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The Belles of the American Royal – Presidents’ Tea

Page Reed and Mary Reed served as co-chairmen of The Belles of the American Royal’s Presidents’ Tea on September 9th. The annual event was held at The Kansas City Country Club. The 2017 BOTAR class and Pages were introduced. The BOTAR Ball will be held on October 21st at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas […]

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