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Holiday Mart Merriment

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s 28th annual Holiday Mart will take place at Bartle Hall from October 22nd through the 25th. Shayla Hammeke and Katie Minnis are the co-chairmen.¬†Proceeds help the JLKCMO to continue its legacy of giving funds and volunteer hours to Our Town.

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Rachel Sexton

In The Spotlight 
On June 1st, Rachel Sexton started serving as president of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. Rachel is thrilled to be part of an organization that is developing women leaders by giving them significant volunteer opportunities. She is the chief operating officer of VPR Companies. Rachel and her husband, Brian King, have three children, Kitty, William and Grayson.

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CASA SuperHero 5K Run/Walk

Hooray For Heroes
The second annual CASA SuperHero 5K Run/Walk, “Every Child Needs a Hero, but Abused Children Need SuperHeroes,” was held on June 14th at Corporate Woods. Patty and Mick Matthews were the honorary chairmen, and Bryan Busby served as the emcee.

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Child Abuse Prevention Association

40 Years Of Caring 
CAPA’s 40 year commitment to the safety and well-being of children and families in Eastern Jackson County was recently celebrated by 250 guests. Brad Speaks served as the emcee. The Dawn Beye Legacy Award was presented to the members of the Junior Service League of Independence for founding CAPA in 1975.

Board President Kirk Beye with Shelly Hall

Guests enjoyed delicious cake at the celebration.

Emcee Brad Speaks addressed the guests.

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Happy Birthday, Francie!

Tea Time
Francie Bergman, the daughter of Leslie Carto and Rusty Bergman, celebrated her third birthday with a classic tea party in her home. The eight guests’ tea party manners were impeccable, and they did a great job of pouring tea for one another from mini teapots.

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