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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels

February 4th was the date for Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s Romantic Revels at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Barbara and Robert Bloch served as the chairmen. The Founder’s Award was presented to Mark Edelman in honor of Theater League’s 40th anniversary year, and R. Crosby Kemper III paid special tribute to HASF Founder Marilyn Strauss in honor of the 25th anniversary year of the Festival.

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Magic Ball, “All That Jazz!”

Darol Rodrock was the honorary chairman, and Edie Downing and Gigi Rose served as the co-chairmen of Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball, “All That Jazz!” The January 14th event was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, a dinner, a silent auction, five raffles, and entertainment by Dueling Pianos. Proceeds support Healing House and its mission to provide safe housing and support for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

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The Independent – Top Ten Party

February 16th was the date for The Independent’s Top Ten Party at the beautiful 1900 Building. The Independent’s 2017 Class of Rising Stars and the Top Ten Events of 2016 were announced. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails and delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions.

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THE INDEPENDENT – 2017 CLASS OF RISING STARS

Dolly Wood, occupational therapist, The University of Kansas Hospital
“In addition to her leadership skills to many organizations, Dolly is also the first one to get in the trenches when an important cause needs someone to solicit sponsors or help set up on the day of an event. There are hundreds of us who have been inspired to give more, do more or do better because Dolly has convinced us that a life that includes serving others is a life worth living.

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Kansas City Young Matrons – 2017 Magic Ball Patrons’ Party

A Patrons’ Party for the Kansas City Young Matrons’ 2017 Magic Ball, “All That Jazz,” was held on January 11th at The American Jazz Museum. Honorary Chairman Darol Rodrock introduced Bobbi Jo Reed, Healing House; and Ball Co-chairmen Edie Downing and Gigi Rose thanked patrons for their support. Healing House, the beneficiary of the Ball, is a faith-based substance abuse recovery organization.

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