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The Jewel Ball

Special Songs
The Gentlemen’s Serenade was held at Mission Hills Country Club on June 8th. The Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball enjoyed delicious fare, learned about good manners and serenaded their mothers and grandmothers.

Janet Russell, Allison Harding, Drew Harding, Twyla Harding, and Melissa Langstaff

The Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball serenaded their mothers and grandmothers at the special event.

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Blue Carpet Event

Beautiful Blue
The Family Conservancy’s Blue Carpet Event will be held on September 18th at Pennway Place. The Family Conservancy will present an individual or organization committed to bettering the lives of children and families in Kansas City with the Betsy Vander Velde Award. The award was established to honor The Family Conservancy’s President and CEO Emeritus, Betsy Vander Velde, in recognition of her service and commitment to the vulnerable members of our community.

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Perseverance Hall of Fame

Assurant Employee Benefits
May 27th was the date for Assurant Employee Benefits’ Perseverance Hall of Fame at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. J.R. Martinez was the special guest, and Charity Tillemann-Dick and Deliece Hofen were inducted into the Perseverance Hall of Fame.

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The Wizard of Paws

There’s No Place Like Home 
Wayside Waifs’ Fur Ball, The Wizard of Paws – There’s No Place Like Home was held on May 9th at the Overland “Bark” Convention Center. Darlia and David Morris were the honorary chairmen, and Susan and Chris Wally served as chairmen of the event that supports thousands of abandoned, abused and homeless pets.

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Thomas Gordon Bell

Crib Note 
Thomas Gordon Bell was born on October 27th. The darling baby boy is the first child born to Amy and Michael Bell of Fairway. Tommy has light brown hair and hazel eyes and weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces. His proud grandparents are Kay and Tom Schoenfeld of Our Town and Kathy and Gordon Bell of Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Maternal great-grandmothers Mrs. Howard Helzberg of Birmingham, Alabama, and Mrs. Fred Schoenfeld of Mission Hills and paternal great-grandmothers Mrs. P. D.

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