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Congratulations, Elisabeth and James!

Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Burton Jensen of Leawood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elisabeth Jane Jensen, to James Marshall Leonard, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Leonard of Denver, Colorado. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Welty Stewart of Prairie Village and Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Jensen, Jr. of Prairie Village. Betsy is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. She was a Jewel Ball debutante in 2008.

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Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City
Barbara Storm was the chairman of the Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon on May 16th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The event, a benefit for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City, honored seven women from Our Town for their ability to balance motherhood and family life with personal achievement and service to our community. 
Also featured in the June 28th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  Larry F.

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The March of Dimes

Savory Dining
The Signature Chefs Auction, a benefit for The March of Dimes, will be held on October 13th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Chef Mark Gaier and Chef Clark Frasier of Arrows and MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine, and M.C. Spiedo Ristorante & Bar in Boston, Massachusetts, will be cooking at one of the eight tasting stations at the event. In 2010, the James Beard Foundation named Mark and Clark as “Best Chefs in the Northeast.

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Hail to the Chiefs

CiCi Rojas, Greg Graves and Tim DeSett are the honorary co-chairmen of the Chiefs Charity Game, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Committee members are busy planning the event to be held on August 7th, when the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. Paul Kushnir is serving as the chairman.

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Kim Steakle

Kim Steakle has been a dedicated volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association for the past five years. She is personally and professionally connected to Alzheimer’s and is a true champion for the cause. Kim Steakle works at Thoughtful Care (Senior Home Care Services) in Family Relations. She shares her passion in all areas, including community awareness, education and fundraising.

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