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Healthy U

Women & Children
The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, developed Healthy U in partnership with University Academy from 2010 through 2015 to teach its students about nutrition and fitness. Thanks to their efforts, more than 155,000 pounds of healthy food was sent home with children over the weekends and summer months through the Harvesters Backsnack project and 92 percent of participants in the Family Dinner project implemented a behavioral change related to healthier living.

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Spofford Home: 16th annual Butterfly Gala

Amy and Tyler Henson and Teresa and Ryan Keller are serving as co-chairmen of Spofford’s 16th annual Butterfly Gala. The October 24th event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner and silent and live auctions. Proceeds will help Spofford provide preventative and therapeutic treatment services to children ages three through 12, who suffer from the effects of abuse, neglect or early onset mental illness.

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. VanDyke!

Mallory Ann Nemmers and Cory Caldwell VanDyke were married on May 30th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Catholic Church. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas William Nemmers of Leawood. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael VanDyke of Our Town. The evening prior, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Loose Mansion.

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Congratulations, Lauren & Eliot!

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gershon of Overland Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Alexandra Gershon, to Eliot David Andre, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Andre of Chicago, Illinois. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Harriet Siess of Overland Park, the late Mr. Alvin Siess and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gershon of Prairie Village. Lauren is a graduate of Blue Valley Northwest High School.

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St. Teresa’s Academy: We Thank Our Lucky Stars

Anne and Kevin Connor, Ann and Joe Hodes and Melissa and David Skeens are serving as the co-chairmen of St. Teresa’s Academy auction, We Thank Our Lucky Stars. The November 21st event will be held at the school. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a gourmet dinner catered by Garõzzo’s Ristorante, more than 800 exciting silent and live auction items, and a fantastic raffle.

Kevin and Anne Connor and Melissa and David Skeens, co-chairmen; Nan Bone, St.

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