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Ann Goodrich

Ann Goodrich makes good things happen. Ann is retired and spends her time volunteering with many organizations that benefit children, including Reach Out and Read Kansas City. She reads to the children, serves as district captain and fills the clinics with other readers when she is not able to be there. Ann’s love for reading is contagious. Thank you, Ann, for being such a dedicated volunteer.

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The University of Kansas

Rock Chalk Ball
April 26th is the date for The University of Kansas’ Rock Chalk Ball, “Jayhawks and Juleps,” at the Overland Park Convention Center. Laura and Todd Sutherland are the chairmen, and Steve Doocy, Fox & Friends, will serve as the emcee. Hats, bow ties and mint juleps will set a festive mood for this year’s Derby-themed evening.

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Clara Jane Cusser

Crib Note
A beautiful baby girl named Clara Jane Cusser arrived on October 21st. She weighed six pounds, nine ounces and was 20 and one half inches long. Clara has blue eyes and brown hair. Her proud parents are Anne and Andrew Cusser of Leawood. Clara’s thrilled grandparents are M.J. and Larry Walden of Leawood and Diana and Jim Cusser of Our Town.
Also featured in the February 22nd issue of The Independent 

 
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Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Bernabe, Jr.!

Bride’s Book
Stacy Ann Porto and Lawrence Douglas Bernabe, Jr., were married on November 9th at St. Francis Xavier Church. The bride is the daughter of Mary Porto of Leawood, and the late Dr. Anthony F. Porto, Jr. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Douglas Bernabe, Sr., of Chesterfield, Missouri. The wedding weekend kicked off with a welcome barbecue in Downtown Kansas City. The evening prior, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Grand Street Cafe.

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Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park

June 28th is the date for the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park’s Stems: A Garden Soiree at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Kim and Brad Scafe are the honorary chairmen of the seventh annual event. Guests will enjoy wine, delicious fare, strolling through the gardens, entertainment, en plain air art, and fireworks.

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