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KC Shepherd’s Center – Prom with a Purpose

Joanne Collins and Alvin Brooks are serving as the honorary co-chairmen for the inaugural Prom with a Purpose, a benefit for KC Shepherd’s Center. The September 30th event will be held at the Hy-Vee Arena. The theme will be “Dress Your Decade.” Partygoers will enjoy traditional “prom photos,” a Golden Ticket Raffle, Kansas City-inspired food stations, music, and entertainment. The festivities will include the introduction of the Prom Court, and the crowning of junior and senior Prom Queens and Kings.   

Alvin Brooks and Joanne Collins, honorary co-chairmen

Featured in the June 10, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Keith Gard


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