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Congratulations Captain & Mrs. David Thomas Collins

Monica Leigh Porter and Captain David Thomas Collins were married on August 31st at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. The bride is the daughter of Drs. Charles and Susan Porter of Our Town. Monica is the granddaughter of Dr. Donald R. Smith and the late Mrs. Smith and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Porter. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Collins of Vero Beach, Florida. He is the grandson of Mrs.

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WIN for KC

Get in the Game
November 5th was the date for a reception at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown hosted by WIN for KC for the Big 12 Soccer Honorary Coach Program. The women’s soccer teams from The University of Kansas, Iowa State University, University of Texas, Texas Tech University, Texas Christian University, West Virginia University, Oklahoma State University, and Baylor University played in a tournament at the new Swope Soccer Village in Swope Park from November 6th through the 10th.

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Belles of the American Royal

Royal Roundup
On October 11th, BOTARS and their escorts kicked up their heels at the Royal Roundup at the Saddle and Sirloin Club. Katherine Sweeney, Anna Price, Molly Crawford, Sarah Luby, Morgan Gonder, Caroline Hodge, Annie Burcham, Katherine Bruce, Amanda Haviland, and Allie Hartman-Frost were the hosts. Guests enjoyed delicious barbecue, entertainment by Tracy Allison and the Drive, a mechanical bull, and plenty of two stepping.

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Angels of the Children’s Place Gala

Hope for the Future
April 4th is the date for the Angels of the Children’s Place Gala. Nancy and Steve Hooley are serving as honorary chairmen of the event which will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, a live auction, and dancing.¬†
Also featured in the December 7th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Charles Welborn

Nancy and Steve Hooley, honorary chairmen

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Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. David Launder, Jr.

Jean Louise Neenan and David Branson Launder, Jr., were married on August 17th at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Joseph Michael Neenan of Our Town and the late Mrs. Neenan. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Branson Launder, Sr., of Prairie Village. On the evening prior, Mr. and Mrs. David Branson Launder, Sr., hosted a rehearsal dinner at Mission Hills Country Club. Following the ceremony, Mr.

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