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Congratulations, Michelle & James!

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mellard of Leawood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Elizabeth Mellard, to James Henry Petersen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Petersen, of Belleair, Florida. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. George Himmelberg of Glasgow, Missouri, and the late Mr. Himmelberg and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mellard. Michelle is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School.

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Ozanam – 33rd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala

Hundreds of guests gathered at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center on December 1st for Ozanam’s 33rd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, a dinner, a silent auction, and an exciting live auction with Emcee Larry Moore, Auction Reader Bryan Tuta and the Nigro Brothers. Ellen and Peter Clune served as the chairmen. Proceeds support life-changing services for children and families at Ozanam.

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Spotlight on Centurions

Connor Francis is a Producer for Thomas McGee. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2018 and serves on the Life Science Task Force. Connor volunteers as a Young Life mentor for high school boys in Blue Valley and Olathe schools and as a program director for Champions Special Ministries. He also serves on the Center City Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ board. A native of Our Town, Connor attended the University of Arkansas and enjoys fly fishing.

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The Symphony League – Holiday Luncheon

The Symphony League Holiday Luncheon was held at The American Restaurant on December 14th. Eight new members were introduced, and Outgoing President Susan Ahn passed the gavel to Incoming President Deborah DeBusk. Proceeds from the 2016 Symphony Ball were presented to Frank Byrne, Kansas City Symphony. Meg McDermott and Amy Greif served as the co-chairmen.

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The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Fifth Anniversary

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts celebrated its fifth anniversary with a number of memorable events. On September 2nd, BravoKC kicked off the celebrations with a community-wide event attended by more than 10,000 people. Members of the Ensemble Business Mentorship Program enjoyed a reception on October 26th on the seventh floor balcony at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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