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Friends Forever

Lifetime Moments
Brendan McCann, Anthony Mendolia, Jr., Spencer Porshe, Teddy Hauptmann, and Connor Prochnow have been friends since kindergarten at St. Paul’s. The boys will graduate next year from Rockhurst High School. 
Also featured in the June 29th issue of The Independent

Brendan McCann, Anthony Mendolia, Jr., Spencer Porshe, and Teddy Hauptmann, received their senior rings at the Junior Leadership Mass Ceremony.

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Man & Woman of the Year

Grand Finale
Congratulations to the 23 candidates of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale, which took place at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown on May 23rd. Carey Morrison and Anna Dudenhoeffer Simpson were named the 2013 Man & Woman of the Year. Anna Braukmann Raccuglia was the chairman. 
Also featured in the June 29th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: J.

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Pour For More

KidsTLC
Pour For More, a benefit for KidsTLC, was held on May 10th at The Guild. Steve Metzler served as the chairman. Guests enjoyed a Patrons’ Party, silent auction and dancing to the music of The Dueling Piano Guys.  
Also featured in the June 29th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit:  David Riffel

Judge Kevin Moriarty, Shannon Moriarty and the Honorable Barbara Allen

Guests enjoyed an enthusiastic game of Heads or Tails.

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In the Spotlight

Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction
August 24th is the date for MOCSA’s Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction at the Uptown Theater. Ali Mahaffy and Melanie Fenske are serving as the co-chairmen, and Lisa and Mike Hagedorn are the honorary chairmen. Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, delicious food and drink and a live performance by Making Movies.

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Kansas City Ballet Guild

Celebrate Spring
May 9th was the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Spring Luncheon at the River Club. Guests enjoyed delicious fare and beautiful floral arrangements from Craig Sole. President Melissa Petet thanked the outgoing Guild board and welcomed Jane Webster, incoming president; and the 2013-2014 board. The Nutcracker Ball will be held on December 6th. Susan Bubb and Megan Bubb-Cribb are serving as the co-chairmen.

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