Center Stage

Sunflower House’s Valentine Gala

Dinner, Dance & Romance
February 2nd is the date for Sunflower House’s Valentine Gala to be held at the Sheraton Overland Park. Jeni Camerlinck is the chairman. The Gala Committee gathered to finalize plans for the event which will feature a cocktail party, gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the tunes of Flashback.

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26th Annual Heart & Stroke Ball

In the Spotlight

Dr. Michael Artman, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics; is the chairman of the 26th Annual Heart & Stroke Ball. The event, benefiting the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, will be held on February 16th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, formal dinner and dancing to Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Proceeds will support healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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iAuction, Download Barstow, Upload Fun

In the Spotlight
The Barstow School’s iAuction, Download Barstow, Upload Fun event will be held on March 9th.  Guests will enjoy fabulous food, exciting items up for bid, games, prizes, and great community spirit. Sharon McDonald, Jennifer Kanan and Linda Olson are the co-chairmen.
Also featured in the January 12th issue of The Independent

Sharon McDonald, Jennifer Kanan and Linda Olson, co-chairmen

 
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Best of the Bard

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s
Romantic Revels Gala
February 2nd is the date for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s Romantic Revels Gala at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Ed Milbank will be honored as Shakespeare’s Herald, and Anita and Gary Robb will receive the Founder’s Award. Merrily Jackson and Bernadette Ashcraft are the co-chairmen.

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Jake Jacobson

Centurion Spotlight
The Independent is proud to present a new feature covering members of the Centurion Leadership Program. The two-year program has more than 70 active leaders from diverse backgrounds, expanding their personal and professional networks throughout the community while helping those in need. 
Jake Jacobson is the chairman of the Centurions Leadership Program’s steering committee for 2012-2013. He is the social media manager for Garmin International.

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