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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Becky and Brett Gordon are serving as chairmen of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 26th Annual Ball, A Night At The Races. The April 26th event, to be held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, will have a “Kentucky Derby” theme. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails, a five-course meal, silent and live auctions, and entertainment.

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The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

Annual Membership Tea
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary celebrated the holiday season with its Annual Membership Tea on December 11th at the lovely home of Jackie Cunningham. Great fellowship, hors d’oeuvres and dessert were enjoyed by the auxiliary members and their guests. Major Sharon Smith greeted members and presented an update on this year’s Kettle Campaign.

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

Mandy Marie Moore and Joseph Vincent Keltz, Jr., were married on October 26th at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Moore III of Overland Park. Mandy is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert E. Ring of Overland Park and the late Mr. Ring and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Moore. Her groom is the son of Cecelia Anne Ricciardi of Mendaham, New Jersey, and Mr. Joseph Vincent Keltz of Santa Fe, California.

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KVC Health Systems

Enhancing Lives
November 22nd was the date for KVC Health System’s The Gala at Pennway Place. Jan Frankenberg, Rupal Gor, Jessica Nelson, Courtney Siemens, and Marsha Voran served as the co-chairmen. Proceeds support medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education for children and families in Our Town.

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WIN for KC

Terrific Triathlon
July 26th is the date for the WIN for KC Triathlon to be held at Smithville Lake. Registration will begin on January 31st. Participants will compete in a 500 meter swim, a 10 mile bike ride and a 5K run. Various training opportunities will be offered to WIN participants before the race. For more event information, visit 
Also featured in the January 25th issue of The Independent 


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