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31st annual Hollywood Holiday Gala

Ozanam
Nearly 800 guests gathered at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center for Ozanam’s 31st annual Hollywood Holiday Gala on December 4th. After a lovely dinner, everyone enjoyed a video and a performance by the Ozanam cheerleaders. Larry Moore, who has served as the emcee for the last 31 years, kicked off the live auction portion of the evening with the assistance of the Nigro Brothers Auctioneers and Bryan Truta.

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The Gala on Fire

KVC Health Systems
KVC Health Systems’ The Gala on Fire was held at the historic Firestone Building. Bonne Illig, Kim Stevens, Debbie Douville, Kristina Klug, Lenise Ward, Ashlee Bressel, and Jenni Howard, all with VanBrock; served as the co-chairmen of the November 21st event.

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Anne Elizabeth Tagliaferro

Crib Note
Glad tidings from Lake Forest, Illinois: Anne Elizabeth Tagliaferro was born on October 19th to Brooke and Christopher Tagliaferro. The little beauty joins her big brother Robbie, age 20 months. Anne weighed seven pounds and was 19 and one half inches long. She was born with hazel eyes and dark brown hair.

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Ages of Excellence

Village Shalom
Vicki Novorr and James Klein were the co-chairmen of the sixth annual Ages of Excellence, a benefit for Village Shalom, on November 20th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Rick Reilly was the featured speaker, and the Stephen J. Schoenfeld Volunteer Recognition Award was presented to the staff of Village Shalom for their exemplary actions during the events surrounding the tragic shootings on April 13th at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom.

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Johnson County Community College Foundation

Some Enchanted Evening
The Johnson County Community College Foundation held its annual Some Enchanted Evening scholarship gala on November 8th at the Overland Park Marriott. Mary Birch was the chairman, and Bryan Biggs served as the corporate sponsor chairman. The Johnson Countian of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Gary Morsch, president and founder of Heart to Heart International.

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