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YMCA of Greater Kansas City – Cheers for Challenger

Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious fare and live entertainment by the Country Duo at the 11th annual Cheers for Challenger event on August 31st at the offices of Teva Pharmaceuticals. Proceeds support YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger program that offers recreational and social activities for young people with special needs.

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Wayside Waifs – Strutt With Your Mutt

Nearly 1,500 dogs (and their companions) dodged the raindrops to raise a record $185,000 on September 17th. The event was the 27th annual Strutt With Your Mutt, which was held in the lovely Brookside neighborhood. The Fairfax Four performed. Proceeds benefit the homeless animals at Wayside Waifs.

The annual Waif Alumni photo featured the dogs and their loving human companions.

This Weimaraner and his human companion Strutted all morning.

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Congratulations, Sara & Andrew!

Mr. and Mrs. David George Liechti of Saint Joseph, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Ashley Liechti, to Andrew Stephen Carlson, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Ray Carlson of Mission Hills. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Richard Fischer and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Edward Liechti. Sara is a graduate of Saint Joseph Central High School.

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Leo Handzlik

If your to-do list includes coordinating the set-up, the volunteers and the electricity for a big event, in addition to managing the behind-the-scenes operations, that makes you head of logistics. If you’re doing all that for Stems: A Garden SoirĂ©e at The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, you’re Leo Handzlik.

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