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Brew for Books

Great Reads 
The second annual Brew for Books, a benefit for The Family Conservancy, was held on April 16th at Boulevard Brewing Company. Guests donated children’s books and enjoyed Boulevard beer, Waldo Pizza and entertainment by John Goolsby.

Centurion Volunteers Hannah Hasselquist, Megan Stock and Karen Moore

Guests mingled on the patio of the Boulevard Brewing Company.

Michael Judy, Brian Sulley, John Minnis, and Cameron Duff flanked Clifford the Big Red Dog.

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Hot Summer Nights

Summer Delight
The 12th Street Bridge will be transformed into Paris, Venice, New Orleans, China, Mexico, and an Irish pub at Hot Summer Nights, a benefit for Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. The June 27th event will feature signature cocktails, delicious fare from local restaurants and unique entertainment. Marlys and Michael Haverty are the honorary chairmen, and Suzanne and Joe Donnelly and Liz and Perry Brandt are the co-chairmen.

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Congratulations, Katja & Ari!

Debbie Sosland-Edelman and Mr. Alan Seth Edelman of Leawood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Kate Edelman, to Ari Joshua Fine, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fine of Saratoga, California. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neil N. Sosland of Our Town, Dr. and Mrs. William Edelman of Overland Park and the late Doris T. Edelman. Katja is a graduate of the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy.

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Light of Hope

Jackson County CASA
April 16th was the date for Jackson County CASA’s Light of Hope breakfast. Cathi and David Brain were the honorary chairmen. More than 1,100 guests attended the event that raised funds to train and support more volunteers to serve abused and neglected children under court protection. John Holt served as the emcee.

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Margarita Ball

Hope House
Maria and Danny Pfeifer served as chairmen of the Margarita Ball on April 24th at Club 1000. Proceeds support Hope House, which provides a safety net for people traumatized by domestic violence every year.

Angela Rock, Jana Deshay, Julie Shull, Melody Brooks, and Michelle Pavlich

Lost Wax wowed the crowd.

Also featured in the May 30th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Danelle Photography
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