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Champagne Tea

2014 Lyric Opera Ball Auction
Jane and Dick Bruening opened their beautiful home recently for a Champagne Tea. Kansas City native and international opera star Joyce DiDonato was the featured guest. The event was offered as an item in the 2014 Lyric Opera Ball auction, where Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley and Ann Sundeen were the lucky bidders.

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Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Beckman!

Jill Deramus Wagner and Ian Nicholas Beckman were married on March 15th at The Pilgrim Chapel. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Don Wagner of Our Town. Jill is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Neal Deramus III and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wagner. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Allen Beckman of Our Town. Ian is the grandson of Mrs. Donald Theodore Beckman of Our Town and the late Mr. Beckman and the late Mr. and Mrs.

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Boots & Bow Ties

The Coterie Theatre 
The Coterie Theatre celebrated 35 wonderful years at Boots & Bow Ties on June 28th at Crown Center. Beth Ingram, Laurie and Chip Ingram and Jill Ingram Reynolds were the honorary co-chairmen, and Johyne Hamra served as chairman of the event that featured specialty cocktails, a delicious dinner and a country cabaret.
Also featured August 9th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  J.

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Man 2 Man with Eric Berry

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
May 22nd was the date for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s fourth annual Man 2 Man with Eric Berry at Arrowhead Stadium. More than 250 guests enjoyed in-depth interviews, cigars, drinks, dinner, locker room tours, and special guest Coach Andy Reid.

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Fourth Annual Celebration Evening

First Call
September 16th is the date for First Call’s Fourth Annual Celebration Evening, “A Night of Courage and Recovery with Chris Herren” at The College Basketball Experience. Lena Price and Tom Cohen are the chairmen. NBA legend Chris Herren is the featured speaker. 
Also featured in the August 9th issue of The Independent 

Tom Cohen and Lena Price, chairmen

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