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Congratulations, Anne & Michael!

Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Slaughter of Fairway are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Manion Slaughter, to Michael Clark Hinckley, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clark Hinckley of Cincinnati, Ohio. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. James Langwith Manion of St. Louis, Missouri, and the late Mrs. Manion and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stephen Slaughter. Anne is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School.

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Under a Blue Moon

Garden Party & Rare Plant Auction
Diane Phillips and Larry McMullen served as co-chairmen of the 12th annual Under a Blue Moon Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction, “Blue Moon Over Cuba,” on June 7th at Powell Gardens. Partygoers dressed in their best Cuban attire and enjoyed delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and silent and live auctions.

Peter and Lynne Brown

Guests enjoyed a Cuban-themed dinner under the tent.

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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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