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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Schwalbach!

Mary Lynn Coulson and Zachary John Schwalbach were married on December 28th at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Coulson of Leawood. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schwalbach, of Hudson, Wisconsin. The evening prior, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Grünauer. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a beautiful reception at Mission Hills Country Club.

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Patrick Michael Pearce

One and Having Fun!
Michaela and Patrick A. Pearce, Jr., held a “Mustache Bash” for their son, Patrick Michael Pearce, to celebrate his first birthday on January 10th. The active little boy enjoys playing with toy balls, and his father, who is a KU graduate and passionate Jayhawk’s fan, hopes that Patrick will play basketball someday for The University of Kansas. Patrick loves meatballs, and enjoys roughhousing with his friends at Premier Learning.

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2014 Community Luncheon

The 2014 Community Luncheon will mark MOCSA’s 39th year of service in Our Town. The event will be held on May 2nd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Erin Merryn is the keynote speaker, and Zulema and Terry Bassham and Christy and Bill Gautreaux are serving as the honorary co-chairmen.

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Pop Tart

Tails of Our Town
Megan Hannahan and Austin Pickett adopted Pop Tart from Great Plains SPCA, and she has quickly settled into her new home. Pop Tart is a three month old American Bulldog mix, a true puppy who plays and sleeps as much as she can.
Also featured in the February 22nd issue of The Independent 

Megan and Pop Tart

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Top Ten Events of 2013

Making a Difference
The Independent extends our warmest congratulations to Our Town’s non profits, their honorary chairmen, chairmen, committee members, and volunteers for another successful year of philanthropy in Kansas City. Thank you for helping to make Kansas City a community full of care and compassion! Stay tuned for the full feature debuting in this weekend’s issue of The Independent.

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