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American Royal – Junior Premium Livestock Auction

It was a record-setting year for the American Royal Junior Premium Livestock Auction. One hundred and sixty four supporters of the American Royal gathered in Wagstaff Theatre on October 23rd to congratulate the Grand and Reserve Champions of the Livestock Market Shows. Proceeds support the American Royal’s mission to impact the future of agriculture through scholarships, education and competition.

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Crescendo Patron Party

The beautiful home of Katherine and Jim Schorgl was the setting for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo Patron Party on October 26th. Guests gathered on the patio on the warm fall evening and were entertained by the Conservatory’s jazz trio.

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March of Dimes – Signature Chefs Auction

Christi and Tom Miller were the chairmen of March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction. More than 400 guests attended the October 17th event at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Partygoers sampled one-of-a-kind dishes from talented chefs from Our Town and around the country and enjoyed bidding on live auction packages created by the Signature Chefs. Carolyn Long served as the emcee.

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Kansas City Actors Theatre – Brouhaha

Elaine and Ben Mann were the chairmen of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s annual Brouhaha event on November 12th at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. This year launched the Gary Holcombe Legacy Fund, intended to fund young and emerging artists, both onstage and behind-the-scenes, as well as to develop new audiences for live theatrical storytelling through partnerships and educational programming. Gary, who passed away in 2011, was one of eight founding members of KCAT.

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