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American Heart Association – Kansas City Heart Ball Patron Party

The American Heart Association’s 30th Annual Kansas City Heart Ball Patron Party was held on January 19th at Lathrop & Gage. Guests were treated to a sneak peek of the Heart Ball program and a preview of the Charlie Hustle line of products benefiting the American Heart Association.

Bob Grossman

Susan and Rick Worrel and Dr. Sanjaya Gupta

Daniel and Jenna Bell, Teri Ackerson and Leslie and Jacob Bayer 

Jill and Ray Kowalik with Dr.

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Warriors’ Best Friend

Warriors’ Best Friend places service dogs adopted from shelters with veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The organization received a grant from the Home Depot Foundation to finish construction on the service dog training facility. The new space will allow Warriors’ Best Friend to shelter and train more service dogs who will then be placed with veterans in need of their support.

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Luncheon

December 13th was the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Luncheon. Susannah Sotos served as the host of the lovely gathering held at Carriage Club. Guild President Mark Sappington welcomed current members and their guests.

 Dan Sullivan, Jessica Roark and George Langworthy

Larry Burks, Kimberlee Ried and Bob Myers

Donna Davis, Karen Jordan, Kansas City Ballet; Mark Sappington, Guild president; and Dr.

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Bruning!

Blair Stewart Thompson and William Quigley Lucas Bruning were married on September 10th at the bride’s family home oceanside at Cedar Oaks in Bremen, Maine. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Painter Thompson of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Blair is the granddaughter of Susan Clancy of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, the late Mr. John Preston Levis, Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Thompson, Sr. Her groom is the son of Daphne Nan Muchnic and William Lucas Bruning of Our Town.

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