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Dolly Wood is an occupational therapist at The University of Kansas Hospital and is a member of the 2017 Class of Rising Stars. Said Rachel Sexton, VPR Creative Group: “I met Dolly when I was a first-year active member of The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, and she was my committee chairman, leading us on a year-long project for the Brain Injury Association.

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – INSPIRE Benefit

March 4th was the date for Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s INSPIRE Benefit. Lindsey Heinz and Tim McCoy served as the co-chairmen. The annual event featured an evocative performance by world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, followed by drinks, dancing and access to the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Galleries.

Allan S.

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YMCA of Greater Kansas City – Challenge Your Fashion

More than 500 guests enjoyed the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s 10th annual Challenge Your Fashion event on January 28th. Partygoers enjoyed dinner, live and silent auctions, live music from Dolewite, and a fashion show, where professional athletes and YMCA Challenger athletes left their jerseys at home and walked the runway. Proceeds will help expand the Fred and Shirley Pryor YMCA Challenger Sports Complex and Challenger programs for kids with diverse abilities.

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Congratulations, Taylor & Brett!

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Claude Twibell of Fairway are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Leigh Twibell, to Brett James Havens, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Joseph Havens of Overland Park. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Edward Joseph Maguire, Jr. of Rye, New York, and the late Mr. Maguire and the late Mr. and Mrs. Rex Twibell. Taylor is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. She was a Jewel Ball debutante in 2010.

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WIN for KC – Women’s Sports Awards Celebration

February 1st was the date for the WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Area high school female state champions and six local individuals were recognized for their community contributions and achievements in sports. Olympic medalist and ESPN Analyst Jessica Mendoza was the keynote speaker.

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