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Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret

Cabaret, a benefit for Rose Brooks Center, was held on February 28th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Jennifer Gille Bacon and Bud Bacon were chairmen of the 29th annual event that featured entertainment by the legendary Neil Sedaka. Proceeds support the critical work Rose Brooks Center does in Our Town to end the cycle of domestic abuse.

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Scott Pioli Family Scholarship – Grace Corley

Grace Corley is this year’s recipient of the Scott Pioli Family Scholarship through WIN for KC. Grace has been involved as a volunteer, team captain and as the co-chairman of the Youth Advisory Board for 2015 and 2016. Grace will graduate from Blue Valley North High School in May. Scott Pioli, Atlanta Falcons; and his family implemented the annual scholarship to honor a high school senior who has been involved in WIN for KC.

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Kansas City Museum – The Derby Party

On May 7th, join the Kansas City Museum as they honor the Long’s love of horses and Loula Long Combs’ equestrian legacy at The Derby Party. On the Museum’s historic grounds, enjoy music by The Grisly Hand band, southern food created by the Local Pig, southern cocktails made with local Kansas City distillery labels, yard games, and on-the-spot illustrations by Pop-Up Charlie. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

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The Independent’s 2016 Top Ten Party

The new 1900 Building Event Space was the perfect setting for The Independent’s Top Ten Party on February 18th. The Top Ten Events of 2015 and The Independent’s 2016 Class of Rising Stars were announced. Each Rising Star was presented with a custom Lindsey Nichols print of Our Town. Partygoers savored delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, while celebrating Our Town’s outstanding commitment to philanthropy.

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Tails of Our Town – Opal

Opal was adopted by Kimberly Winter Stern in February from Great Plains SPCA. Playful, loving and curious, Opal now resides at her fur-ever home with cat sibling, Buddens. Opal was a special medical case at Great Plains SPCA, but the no kill animal welfare agency provided her with the care she needed until she found her new loving family.

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