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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 Soirée at The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, you’re Leo Handzlik.

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The Symphony Ball – Benefactors’ Party

The Symphony Ball Benefactors’ Party was held on September 6th at the beautiful home of Anita and Gary Robb. Guests enjoyed a delicious cocktail buffet and music from the Kansas City Symphony. The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “An Evening in Vienna,” was held on September 9th. Anne and Howard Elsberry were the Ball honorary chairmen, and Pam Bruce and Suzanne Shank served as Ball co-chairmen.

Bev and Dr.

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Spotlight on Centurions – Lydia Allen

Lydia Allen spent seven years in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she studied at Butler University and worked for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Four years ago, she moved back to Kansas City. Lydia is the Manager of Individual and Leadership Gifts at ArtsKC. She is a member of Centurions, class of 2018.

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Crib Note – Emerson Fate Sansale

A pink bundle of joy named Emerson Fate Sansale was born on July 21st. The adorable baby girl is the daughter of Melissa and Casey Sansale of Fairway. Emmy joins her big sister, Sloane Harper, who is two and one half years old. She weighed seven pounds, five ounces and was 20 and one half inches long. Emmy has blue eyes and brown hair. Her proud grandparents are Susan and Michael Fate of Mission Hills and Lynn and Paul Sansale of St. Paul, Minnesota.

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