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Beckham Douglas Steele

Crib Note
A blue bundle of joy named Beckham Douglas Steele arrived on December 12th. He weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces. Beckham has blue eyes and brown hair. His proud parents are Kristen and Stephen Steele of Tucson, Arizona. Grandparents Leigh and Douglas Briggs of Olathe and Susanne and Kendall Steele of Phoenix, Arizona, are thrilled with this adorable addition to the family.

Kristen Steele posed with her son, Beckham.

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Under a Harvest Moon

Farm to Table Dinner 
Powell Gardens is the beautiful setting for Under a Harvest Moon – Farm to Table Dinner on September 20th. Annette and Dennis Young are the honorary chairmen, and Hillary McCoy and Anne Riker Powell are serving as co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception in the Heartland Harvest Garden, followed by an elegant dinner with wine pairings served at two long tables beneath the eaves of the Missouri Barn.

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25th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

Leading By Example
Synergy Services’ 25th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards was held on May 8th at The View at Briarcliff. Guests enjoyed hearing portions of the essays written by 20 area students who were chosen from more than 5,500 entries honoring their Kindest Kansas Citians. Barbara Unell and Liz Uhlmann were the honorary co-chairmen, and Jenny Tuck and Cory Miller served as the co-chairmen. Proceeds support Synergy Services’ STOP Violence program.

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Gift Shop Grand Opening

Champions For Children
May 14th was the date for The Children’s Relief Association (CRA) Auxiliary of Children’s Mercy’ Gift Shop Grand Opening. CRA was founded in 1910 and has a rich history of volunteering at Children’s Mercy. This spring, the hospital’s main gift shop was relocated and renovated, which CRA celebrated with a special fundraising campaign and reception. Kate Banks and Paula Halsey served as the event co-chairmen.

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Hot Summer Nights

Amazing Adventure
Marlys and Michael Haverty are the honorary chairmen, and Suzanne and Joe Donnelly and Liz and Perry Brandt are serving as co-chairmen of Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing’s Hot Summer Nights. The June 27th event will be held on the 12th Street Bridge. Guests will stroll through Paris, Venice, New Orleans, China, Mexico, and an Irish pub.

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