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Magic Ball “Do You Believe in Magic”

In The Spotlight 
January 17th is the date for the Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball. “Do You Believe in Magic” is the theme of the event to be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton is the honorary chairman, and Janet Bjerke and Mary Beth Hershey are serving as the co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, a raffle, a live auction, and dancing to the music of KOKOMO. A Patrons’ Party will be held on January 15th at Three Points.

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Spooktacular Halloween Party

Hope House
October 26th was the date for a Spooktacular Halloween Party at the beautiful home of Brenda and Bob Aylward. Friends and family arrived in costume and enjoyed 12 stunning Halloween tablescapes that were created by Brenda. The festive gathering supports Hope House and its mission to help those affected by domestic violence.

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Ozanam’s Hollywood Holiday Gala

In The Spotlight 
Ozanam’s Hollywood Holiday Gala began 31 years ago as a small movie premier and has grown to host more than 800 guests. This year, the Gala will be held on December 4th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Mary and Tom Bloch are the honorary chairmen, and Carole and Bill Cobb will serve as chairmen. Larry Moore is the emcee. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, a special performance by the Ozanam children, and a live auction.

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2014 Christmas Campaign

The Salvation Army
Margi and Keith Pence are the chairmen for The Salvation Army’s 2014 Christmas Campaign. Margi and Keith will oversee a goal of $11 million. The funds raised during the Campaign will support the programs of The Salvation Army, including food pantries, homeless shelters, emergency assistance, substance abuse programs, and more.

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Celebration of Hope Gala

Faithful Friends
Peggy and Mark Schmidtlein are the chairmen of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph’s Celebration of Hope Gala. The special 135th anniversary celebration will be held on November 8th at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. 
Also featured in the October 18th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Emily + Pete: Wedding Photographers

Chairmen Peggy and Mark Schmidtlein

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