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The Independent’s 2016 Top Ten Party

The new 1900 Building Event Space was the perfect setting for The Independent’s Top Ten Party on February 18th. The Top Ten Events of 2015 and The Independent’s 2016 Class of Rising Stars were announced. Each Rising Star was presented with a custom Lindsey Nichols print of Our Town. Partygoers savored delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, while celebrating Our Town’s outstanding commitment to philanthropy.

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Tails of Our Town – Opal

Opal was adopted by Kimberly Winter Stern in February from Great Plains SPCA. Playful, loving and curious, Opal now resides at her fur-ever home with cat sibling, Buddens. Opal was a special medical case at Great Plains SPCA, but the no kill animal welfare agency provided her with the care she needed until she found her new loving family.

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YMCA of Greater Kansas City – Challenge Your Fashion

January 30th was the date for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenge Your Fashion event at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Rex Hudler and Steven St. John served as emcees. Proceeds support the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger adaptive program for kids with diverse abilities.

Rex Hudler had a wonderful time with his son, Cade Hudler.

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MOCSA – Community Luncheon

Committee members for MOCSA’s Community Luncheon gathered at The Mezzanine at Lead Bank for a planning meeting hosted by MOCSA Board Secretary Josh Rowland. The May 6th luncheon will be held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, co-director of We End Violence; is the keynote speaker.

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Girls’ Night In: A Heartfelt Evening of Storytelling

Sara Colt and Susan Morris were honorary co-chairmen of the 11th annual Girls’ Night In: A Heartfelt Evening of Storytelling on February 9th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Proceeds support the Adelaide C. Ward Women’s Heart Health Center at The University of Kansas Hospital and Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing.

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