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Congratulations, Sarah & Bernard!

Mr. and Mrs. William Love of Leawood and Mr. Christopher Smart of Mission Hills are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ellen Smart, to Bernard Lee Parham, Jr., the son of Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Parham, Sr., of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Dr. Marsha Pachter of Overland Park, Mr. Myron Wang of Prairie Village and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Smart. Sarah is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School.

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High Aspirations – Mentors Challenge

November 16th is the date for High Aspirations’ sixth annual Mentors Challenge at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Henry W. Bloch will receive the inaugural Robert B. Rogers Legacy Award. Bob Rogers passed away last March, and the award was established to honor his tireless commitment to High Aspirations. High Aspirations is a prevention-based mentoring program, serving young African American men in our community, ages eight through 18.

Henry W.

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Jackson County CASA – 11th Annual Carnival for CASA

The 11th Annual Carnival for CASA, a benefit for Jackson County CASA, was held on September 10th. Children and adults alike enjoyed all of the attractions of Paradise Park, as well as face painting, an inflatable obstacle course, cotton candy, and pony rides. Abraham Kuhl served as the honorary chairman.

Annalyse Robins waited patiently while her face was painted.

Avyn Lloyd couldn’t resist the fabulous cotton candy.

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2016 BOTAR – Royal Welcome

The 2016 BOTAR Royal Welcome was held on September 9th at the American Royal. BOTARs, Escorts and Royal Escorts and their families enjoyed a delicious buffet and celebrated the upcoming BOTAR Ball. Margaret Stadler and Addie Perry served as the co-chairmen. The 67th BOTAR Ball will be held on October 22nd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

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