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Kansas City Young Audiences

Splendid Party
Kansas City Young Audiences toasted the patrons of the upcoming Benefit Concert for Arts Education featuring Audra McDonald at the beautiful home of Lynne and Mark O’Connell on October 17th. Guests celebrated the presentation of the Trudy Award to Allan Gray for his outstanding work in the arts.

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The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri

A Century of Service
The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, celebrated 100 years of service in Our Town at its Celebrating a Century of Service Luncheon on September 20th. The event was held in the Grand Ballroom at Bartle Hall and Lisa Schubert Hickok, Rachel Sexton and Betsy Ballard served as the co-chairmen. Hoda Kotb, correspondent for Dateline NBC, co-host of the Today Show and best-selling author; was the featured speaker.

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St. Teresa’s Academy Auction

Shining Star
St. Teresa’s Academy Auction, “You’re a Shining Star,”  will swing into town on November 23rd. Alumnae and friends enjoyed recent events at the beautiful homes of Julie and John Strickland and Julie and Steve Zanone to gather gifts for the 2013 Auction. Lynn and Jay Reardon, Lena and Joe Runyan and Amy and Jim Sullivan are serving as the co-chairmen.

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Walk With Us

To Cure Lupus
Eddie Kennison, one of Our Town’s most beloved former Kansas City Chiefs, is leading the way to raise funds to battle lupus at the Walk with Us to Cure Lupus on November 2nd at the CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Proceeds from the event will raise funds to find a cure for lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million people, including his wife Shimika. Eddie Kennison and Erik Gaucher are serving as co-chairmen.

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CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties

Champions for Children

The Hops & Barley Ball, a benefit for CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties, was held on September 27th. Guests enjoyed a creative menu of comfort foods, the Dark Horse Distillery’s signature liquors, dancing, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will help train volunteers to advocate for the abused and neglected children served by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers.

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