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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Church!

Hillary Ann Franke and Richard John Lester Church were married on June 20th at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stephen Franke of Prairie Village. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Whitmer and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Joseph Franke. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Gentry III of Tucson, Arizona. He is the grandson of Mrs. James Wilson Lester of Tucson and the late Mr. Lester.

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Ozanam – 32nd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala

Ozanam’s 32nd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala was held on December 3rd at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, a delicious dinner, silent and live auctions, and remarks from United States Army First Sergeant Mark Haliburton, who discussed his inspiring experience at Ozanam as a young boy. Andrea and David Leavitt were the chairmen, and Larry Moore served as emcee.

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Congratulations Katherine & Daniel!

Katherine Baker and Daniel Nelson were married on October 10th at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Baker, Jr., of Our Town. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Morton Nelson of St. Joseph, Missouri.
The evening prior, the groom’s parents hosted an elegant rehearsal dinner at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a beautiful reception at The Kansas City Country Club.

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Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

Wild About Harry will be held on April 7th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The theme, “Truman’s Whistle Stop Campaign,” will transport guests back to 1948 and Harry Truman’s historic race for the White House. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, managing editors of Bloomberg Politics; will be the special guest speakers, and Dr. Henry Kissinger will receive the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award.

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