Center Stage

The Junior League of KCMO – 2016 Take Five

The 2016 Take Five event, a benefit for The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, will be held on March 4th at Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners. The fifth annual event will feature specialty libations, delicious fare from local restaurants, live entertainment by Lost Wax, raffle packages, and a $5,000 giveaway. 

Co-chairmen Katie Adams and Brittney Henderson flanked Tiffany Goddard, sustainer.

Additional photos featured in the January 23, 2016 issue
Photo Credit: J.

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Great Plains SPCA – 2016 Pawtini: Poodle Skirts & Cat-illacs

Anne and Howard Elsberry and Shelley Elsberry are the honorary co-chairmen, and Suzanne Shank and Jackie Middelkamp are serving as co-chairmen of Great Plains SPCA’s 2016 Pawtini: Poodle Skirts & Cat-illacs. The March 5th event will be held at Union Station Kansas City. Partygoers will don fabulous fifties attire and enjoy cocktails, a delectable dinner, silent and live auctions, and the tunes of Private Stock.

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2016 Jewel Ball – Page Branton Reed

Page Branton Reed (Mrs. Bruce Alan Reed) will serve as the chairman of the 2016 Jewel Ball, to be held on June 18th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Page is the daughter of Mrs. William Coleman Branton and the late Mr. Branton. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Leon Shaw and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Coleman Branton. She was a Jewel Ball debutante in 1974.

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Name Dropping – Joan and Alan Marsh

Joan and Alan Marsh will be serving as the honorary co-chairmen of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s gala, Create the Night…Masterpiece!, which will take place on February 20th at the Museum. The Karbank Family also will be the honorary co-chairmen. This black-tie affair will highlight the opening of the Museum’s exhibit, Reflecting Class in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer.

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