Center Stage

Holiday Mart Happenings

Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri

Cali Duncan and Katie Adams, marketing co-chairmen

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Holiday Mart, October 18th through the 21st at Bartle Hall. Erika Brant and Susan Wilper are the co-chairmen, and Cali Duncan and Katie Adams are serving as the marketing co-chairmen.

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Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary

The 25th Biennial Holly Ball

     Caren Nelsen and Mary Spradley, co-chairmen

Caren Nelsen and Mary Spradley are co-chairmen of the Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary’s 25th biennial Holly Ball. The black-tie event will be held on December 1st at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Proceeds will benefit the Neurosurgical Operating Center at the Hospital.

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The 20th annual Enchanted Evening gala

An Elegant Affair

The 20th annual Enchanted Evening gala will feature cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. The November 16th event will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center, and Dr. Sharon Cain and Dr. William Gabrielli are the co-chairmen. Proceeds support the children families of Marillac.
Also featured in the September 29th issue of The Independent

Dr. Sharon Cain and Dr.

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In The Spotlight

Sugar Plum Fun

Marissa Brown and Kris Marriott-Calovich, co-chairmen

Co-chairmen Marissa Brown and Kris Marriott-Calovich are looking forward to greeting guests at the 18th Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon on December 1st at The Westin Crown Center Hotel. Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch and silent auction. There will be a performance of the Kansas City Ballet’sNutcrackerat the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts following the luncheon.

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In the Spotlight

Prestigious Award

Leo E. Morton, honoree

Leo E. Morton will receive the Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award from The Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee. This prestigious award is given to someone who inspires the citizens of our community and exemplifies great leadership and tremendous community activism. The award will be given at the Human Relations Dinner on November 18th at The Westin Crown Center Hotel.

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