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Women’s Employment Network – Annual Luncheon: Celebrating 30 Years

Barbara P. Allen and Deborah Allen were the honorary co-chairmen, and Debby Ballard and Cora Storbeck served as the co-chairmen of The Women’s Employment Network’s Annual Luncheon: Celebrating 30 Years at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. More than 1,000 guests celebrated three decades of WEN at the April 6th event. Lynnette Williams, WEN; was honored with the 2016 Beth K. Smith Award.

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Jackson County CASA – Light of Hope Breakfast

Jackson County CASA held its 16th annual Light of Hope Breakfast on April 14th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The featured speaker was Nicole Ross, who spoke about the adversity she faced as an older foster youth who aged out of the system. Carol and John Yorke received the Light of Hope Award, and Sam Mehaffie was given the Teresa Rabideau Award for Volunteer Excellence. Melissa Wood served as the honorary chairman.

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Child Abuse Prevention Association – Blue Ribbon Burgers & Brews

More than 225 guests enjoyed Blue Ribbon Burgers & Brews, a benefit for the Child Abuse Prevention Association; on April 15th at Hendrick Lexus Kansas City. Partygoers enjoyed delicious fare, a signature raffle and unique tastings from some of the top breweries in the region, including KC Bier Company and Tallgrass Brewing Company.

Susie Graff, Kelsey Edwards and Brad Speaks

Prophett Strother won the Heads or Tails game.

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Bloom Fleet Week 2016

April 23rd was the date for Bloom Fleet Week 2016 at the historic Heim Brewery in the Kansas City East Bottoms district. S. Sloane Simmons and Harl Van Deursen were the honorary chairmen, and Katie Campbell, Chadwick Brooks and Abby and Doug Albers were the co-chairmen. Proceeds support the Kansas City CARE Clinic.

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