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Spofford Butterfly Gala & Auction

HOPE Took Flight
On October 19th, more than 400 guests gathered to celebrate Spofford’s mission of transforming lives at the Spofford Butterfly Gala & Auction. The annual event raises funds to support Spofford’s mission to provide residential and community-based services for children with emotional and behavioral disturbances attributed to abuse, neglect and childhood mental illness.  Janine and Doug Nickerson and Dede and Paty Daves served as co-chairmen.

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Erin Gregory

Cheers to Volunteers

Erin Gregory has been a hardworking member of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, since 2004. She has served as marketing chairman for Holiday Mart, as the marketing director on the JLKCMO’s board of directors and spent a year in the Leadership Institute, a program that teaches members how to be an effective member in and outside the organization. Next year, Erin will serve as the retail co-chairman for the 2014 Holiday Mart.

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Congratulations Kendall & Charles!

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth John Matous of Wichita, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendall Marie Matous, to Charles William Schellhorn, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Schellhorn of Our Town. Kendall is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles John Matous of Wichita and the late Mr. and Mrs. William T. Powell, Jr. She is a graduate of Blue Valley North High School.

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

Preserving the Past
On October 5th, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary enjoyed Jeanne Richardson’s program, Antiques and Treasures, at the Army’s Divisional Headquarters. Many members brought special treasures to learn more about their history. 
Also featured in the November 30th issue of The Independent 

Jeanne Richardson, featured speaker; Donna Clark, Kay Roscoe, Major Sharon Smith, Joanne Kurre, and Louanne Cary

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Crittenton Children’s Center

Champions for Children
A Toast for the Children, an annual benefit for Crittenton Children’s Center, was held held on October 10th at Starlight Theatre. Dr. Gary D. Baker was honored for his extraordinary service and dedication to Crittenton. Proceeds from the event support mental health services and programs for area youth.

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