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Spotlight on Centurions – Will Pryor

Will Pryor is an audit senior manager at Grant Thornton. He is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017 and serves on the Arts and Culture Task Force and the communications committee. Will enjoys running marathons, traveling, photography, and the Kansas City Royals. He and his wife, Lindsey, have a daughter, Lincoln.

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Luncheon

On December 15th, Kansas City Ballet Guild members gathered for the Nutcracker Luncheon at Hallbrook Country Club. Guests enjoyed Nutcracker centerpieces, delectable bites and a performance by the KCBII and KCB trainee dancers. Gigi Rose, executive guild member; was the host.

Susan Bubb, Susan Sands and Melinda Petet

Lisa Schubert Hickok

The dancers performed for the guests.

RW and Lou Thompson

Photo Credit: Larry F.

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Church!

Hillary Ann Franke and Richard John Lester Church were married on June 20th at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stephen Franke of Prairie Village. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Whitmer and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Joseph Franke. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Gentry III of Tucson, Arizona. He is the grandson of Mrs. James Wilson Lester of Tucson and the late Mr. Lester.

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Ozanam – 32nd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala

Ozanam’s 32nd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala was held on December 3rd at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, a delicious dinner, silent and live auctions, and remarks from United States Army First Sergeant Mark Haliburton, who discussed his inspiring experience at Ozanam as a young boy. Andrea and David Leavitt were the chairmen, and Larry Moore served as emcee.

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