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American Red Cross

Century of Heroes
The American Red Cross’ 2014 Centennial Celebration will be held on October 23rd at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. On September 11th, the steering committee met at the beautiful home of Susie Heddens to assemble more than 3,500 invitations. Diane Canaday Hesse, Susie Heddens, Margi Pence, and Cappy Powell are serving as co-chairmen.

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Over There! Cabaret

War Remembrance
On August 23rd, The Lyric Opera of Kansas City performed Over There! Cabaret at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. The highlight of the evening was a cabaret performance featuring music from the era. Trudy and Jack Gabriel served as the chairmen.

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Centennial Gala

Finishing Touches
Union Station Kansas City’s Centennial Gala will be held on October 30th and the Centennial Weekend Open House will be held on November 1st and 2nd at the Station. 
Also featured in the October 4th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Chris Crum

Committee members are finalizing plans for the fabulous 100th Anniversary celebrations. 

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Travis Roth

Thanks to dedicated volunteer Travis Roth, the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City can look forward to little shopping sprees on Saturdays at The General Store. The General Store houses donated toys, clothing and other items that families staying at the house can “purchase” with play money collected during their stay.

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50th Anniversary Gala

Harriman-Jewell Series
February 1st is the date for the Harriman-Jewell Series’ 50th Anniversary Gala at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. An elegant Gala Brunch will be served in Brandmeyer Great Hall, followed by a Gala Concert featuring a duo recital with Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez. Julia Irene Kauffman is the honorary chairman, and Jackie Middelkamp is serving as the chairman.

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