Center Stage

Stand Up for Synergy

Loads Of Laughs
Janine Akers and Ryan Anderson are serving as co-chairmen of the ninth annual Stand Up for Synergy on November 7th at the Improv Comedy Club at Zona Rosa. Billy Gardell, star of the CBS television show Mike and Molly, is the featured performer. Proceeds support domestic violence prevention, shelter and support for children, women and families at Synergy Services.

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Nutcracker Ball

Kansas City Ballet
Ann Dickinson is the honorary chairman, and Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley is serving as chairman of the Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker Ball at Union Station Kansas City. The December 4th event will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Michael Beers Band. This year’s Ball will kick off the all new Nutcracker, featuring exciting choreography, beautiful costumes and enchanting scenery.

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Holiday Mart Merriment

JLKCMO
The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s 28th annual Holiday Mart will take place at Bartle Hall from October 22nd through the 25th. Shayla Hammeke and Katie Minnis are the co-chairmen. Proceeds help the JLKCMO to continue its legacy of giving funds and volunteer hours to Our Town.

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Rachel Sexton

In The Spotlight 
On June 1st, Rachel Sexton started serving as president of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. Rachel is thrilled to be part of an organization that is developing women leaders by giving them significant volunteer opportunities. She is the chief operating officer of VPR Companies. Rachel and her husband, Brian King, have three children, Kitty, William and Grayson.

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Coaches vs. Cancer Season Tipoff

Masters Of The Hoops
October 6th is the date for the American Cancer Society’s eighth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Season Tipoff at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland. Bonnie and Herb Buchbinder, Lynne and Ed Elder, Lisa Garney, and Liz and Greg Maday are the honorary co-chairmen, and Lindsey and Darcy Stewart and Jessica and Ryan Dickson are serving as co-chairmen.

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