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First Call – Celebration Evening

More than 350 guests gathered for First Call’s Celebration Evening: A Night of Recovery & Hope on September 14th at The Gallery Event Space. Partygoers enjoyed a delicious dinner and an inspiring address from Keynote Speaker Mackenzie Phillips. Brooke and Jeffrey Kuntz served as the chairmen. Proceeds help support the mission of First Call to reduce the impact of alcohol, drugs and addiction by providing quality resources to individuals, families and the community.

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Congratulations, Sarah & Nick!

The Reverend and Mrs. James Michael Shaffer, formerly of Our Town, and Mr. Thomas Claxton Mitchell of Prairie Village, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jackson Mitchell, to Nicholas Matthias Stasio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Carmelo Stasio of Houston, Texas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Eugene Paul Mitchell of Prairie Village and the late Mr. Mitchell and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Wood, Jr.

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Prelude 2017

Harriman-Jewell Series’ Prelude 2017: Theme and Improvisations was held on September 25th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Guests enjoyed a thrilling performance by pianist Charlie Albright, as well as cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds support Harriman-Jewell Series’ free community programming – Discovery Concerts and Education Events.

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Jessica Dickson

Jessica Dickson has served as the chairman of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer Season Tipoff for the past three years. She has been on the committee for more than 10 years. Jessica’s dedication – and her passion – have been instrumental in making this event such a tremendous success.

Coaches vs. Cancer: (Front row) Darcy Stewart, Dr.

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Catholic Charities Foundation of NE KS – Kick-off Meeting

The members of the Snow Ball Patron and Table Committee of Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas recently held their kick-off meeting. That marked the official launch of the fundraising campaign for the 44th Annual Snow Ball. Ken Williams, Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas; spoke about the highlights of the 2017 fiscal year and the projected achievements that are in progress. Dayton Moore, Kansas City Royals; was the special guest speaker.

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