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Crib Note – Paul William Blazar

Paul William Blazar will be celebrating future cake dates on July 29th. The dark-haired, blue-eyed boy is the son of Lauren and Aaron Blazar of Mission Hills. Will, as his friends call him, was 20 inches long at birth and weighed six pounds, 13 ounces. This precious baby is the grandson of Elizabeth and Paul Uhlmann III of Mission Hills and Mary Hunstiger and William Blazar of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His doting great-grandfather is Henry W. Bloch of Mission Hills.

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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – Giving the Basics

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* Giving the Basics is the community hub for individuals and businesses to donate hygiene products and financial resources, for the purchase of human dignity products, which are then distributed effectively to local organizations of need.

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Spotlight on Centurions – Matthew Schulte

How cool is this? Matthew Schulte has a bachelor of science degree in sports management from New York University AND he has worked for the Kansas City Royals for more than six years. This is how Matthew describes his job (coordinator – marketing): he is part of the team that handles giveaways, special events, theme nights, promotions, and advertising for the Kansas City Royals. Matthew is a member of Centurions, class of 2018.

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BOTAR – Parent Welcome Party

Merrie and David Costello’s lovely home was the setting for the BOTAR Parent Welcome Party on August 24th. BOTAR parents learned more about upcoming events, while enjoying cocktails and appetizers, including shrimp cocktail shooters and crostini bites. Husbands of BOTAR executive committee members served as bartenders. Everyone is eagerly awaiting the BOTAR Ball, which will be held on October 21st at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

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DIRECTORS OF PHILANTHROPY – Ability KC

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live.
* To build brighter futures for children and adults with disabilities by providing comprehensive educational, vocational and therapeutic services.

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