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Spotlight on Centurions – Austin Bickford

Austin Bickford is a member of Centurions, class of 2017. He is co-chairman of the Wild Card Task Force. Austin is a board member of Children’s Mercy’s Mercy Ambassadors Auxiliary. He was a Japanese major at The University of Kansas, and his favorite sports team is the Tottenham Hotspur, an English Premier League Football team.

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2017 Class of Rising Stars – Patrick Parkes

Following graduate school, Patrick Parkes has worked in Our Town’s non-profit sector for three years and is a member of the 2017 Class of Rising Stars. He serves as the Fiscal Policy Analyst for the Kansas Policy Institute, a nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to providing information about Kansans’ tax dollars.

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March of Dimes – March for Babies

March of Dimes’ Greater Kansas City’s March for Babies was held in the Kansas City Power & Light District. More than 10,000 people attended the May 7th event.

Team Captain Deb Stockwell and her daughter posed with a sign in honor of her son, who was a NICU graduate 27 years ago.

Children, ages one to 10, enjoyed participating in the Superhero Sprint, a kids “fun run.

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Cristo Rey Kansas City – Dancing with The Kansas City Stars “Creating a Masterpiece”

April 22nd was the date for Cristo Rey Kansas City’s 11th annual Dancing with The Kansas City Stars, “Creating a Masterpiece,” at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Ellen and Dr. Mike Sweeney, DeeDee and Jeff Cooper and Deborah and Tom Macon served as honorary co-chairmen, and Mary and Dr. Kevin Ring and Carolyn Price were the co-chairmen. Mike Kress was the grand prize winner, and his partner was Toni Dodd from Allegro Ballroom.

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Kansas City Repertory Theatre – A Fearless Fête: Mission to Planet Rep

 
Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s A Fearless Fête – Mission to Planet Rep was held on May 20th. Blast-off site was Spencer Theatre, located in the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center on the UMKC campus. Kathy and Mark Donovan served as the chairmen. Guests – many of them in galactic attire – enjoyed a stellar musical performance by Shanna Jones and Jenny Ashman, heavenly creations prepared by local eateries and space-themed activities.

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