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Sunflower Gift Packaging
Margaret Hartnett of Sunflower Gift Packaging recommends personalized hot-stamped gift boxes to add a special touch of thanks with a present. Giving wine as a gift? Be sure to include a beautiful gift bag or box specifically made to fit a bottle of wine. Sunflower Gift Packaging carries boxes that can fit one, two or even three bottles of wine.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Young Variety
Lauren McCarthy has been a dedicated volunteer at Young Variety for three years. Lauren has coordinated fundraising events to support children with developmental disabilities, helped create Young Variety’s mission video and was featured onstage at the Variety Show 2012. Thank you, Lauren, for your commitment to Young Variety! 
Also featured in the September 7th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Victoria B.

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WIN for KC

Twelve hundred participants had a wonderful time at the WIN for KC Triathlon on July 27th at Smithville Lake. 
Also featured in the September 7th issue of The Independent 

Ashley Muiruri 

Cathy Wood
Michael Weatherly

Hungry participants lined up for Chris Cakes.

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Paint the Town

Brazilian Carnival

Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Paint the Town will be a lively South American fete on September 21st at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The event will be held poolside and overlook the Plaza Art Fair for the fifth year. Brazil Academy members will perform and guests will enjoy three bands during the evening, beginning with Bossa Nova, followed by Brazilian jazz and ending with a Samba ensemble.

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In the Spotlight

Urban Rendezvous
Urban Rendezvous IV will be held on October 25th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Susan and Jon Cassat are the honorary chairmen, and Bryan Busby will serve as the emcee. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a delicious dinner and a live auction with the Nigro Brothers. Proceeds from the event will support the Urban Ranger Corps’ mission to help prepare at-risk inner city youth for responsible and productive futures.

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