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Congratulations, John & Paul!

John Marshall Watson and Paul Sidney Sparks were married on September 12th at Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church in Bridgehampton, New York. Marshall is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Etheridge Watson, Jr., and Paul is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Paul Sparks. The evening prior, Marshall and Paul hosted a rehearsal dinner at their beautiful home in East Hampton.

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Name Dropping Ballet Ball

Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley was extremely honored when the Kansas City Ballet Guild asked her to serve as the Nutcracker Ball chairman. It will be held on December 4th at Union Station Kansas City, and Ann Dickinson is the honorary chairman. “This 48th annual event is especially exciting since it is the world premiere of Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, featuring all new costumes, sets and choreography,” said Siobhan.

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Conway!

July 8th was the date for an intimate reception celebrating the marriage of Thaylia JoAnn Smith and Patrick Alonzo Conway. The special event was held at Deedee King’s beautiful home in Kirkwood Circle. Hosting the event with Deedee were Laurie and Charles Jarrett, Barbara and Charles Haviland, Patricia Abts and Andrew Fogle, and Daniel P. Baker, all members of the Missouri Repertory Theatre Alumni Group in Our Town. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous buffet paired with red and white sangrias.

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High Aspirations – 5th Annual Mentors Challenge

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown will be the setting for High Aspirations’ 5th Annual Mentors Challenge on November 17th. Committee members are making final plans for the special evening that will include cocktails, dinner and remarks from Father Gregory Joseph Boyle, S.J., guest speaker. Marianne and Bill Dunn, Jr.

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