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Halls on Grand

Opening Gala
September 13th was the date for Halls on Grand’s Opening Gala. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, special entertainment, and tours of the exquisite shopper’s paradise.
Also featured in the October 4th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Keith Gard Photography


Jane Gard and Carnie Kline, Halls on Grand

Katherine DeBruce and Susan Susz

Guests enjoyed fabulous entertainment.

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Arrow Fabricare

One Hundred Years of Quality
By Ann Slegman
One of Our Town’s most respected businesses, Arrow Fabricare Services, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It was originally founded by Joseph Gershon, who immigrated to the United States from Poland. Due to Joseph’s exceptional skills with needle and thread, he opened Arrow’s doors in 1914, just a few blocks down from where the company is currently located.

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2014 Crescendo

Tipping Our Hat 
Deanna and Greg Graves are the honorary chairmen, and Katherine and Jim Schorgl are serving as the chairmen of UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s 2014 Crescendo. The November 7th event will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The exciting evening showcases the amazing students and faculty in a dynamic performance. Jacob Funk is one of these talented students. He is studying toward his doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting.

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Unmask the Cure

American Diabetes Association – Kansas City
November 1st is the date for Unmask the Cure, a benefit for the American Diabetes Association – Kansas City Area. Elizabeth and Jim Tinsman, Sr. are serving as the chairmen of the eighth annual gala, to be held at the Uptown Theater. 
Also featured in the September 20th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Gallery Portraiture

Chairmen Jim and Elizabeth Tinsman

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Congratulations, Caroline & Wiley!

Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Page Crowther, Jr. of Prairie Village are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Berkley Crowther, to Patrick Wiley Curran, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Desmond Patrick Curran of Mission Hills. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Doolittle and the late Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Page Crowther, Sr. Caroline is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School.

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