Event Extras

Jackson County CASA – 12th Annual Carnival for CASA

The 12th Annual Carnival for CASA, a benefit for Jackson County CASA, was held on September 12th at Paradise Park. Amy and Brian Beaird were the honorary chairmen. The weather cooperated, making it a beautiful day for more than 400 children who are served by CASA. The event raised more than $30,000. The funds will be used to recruit, train and support CASA volunteers, who serve as advocates for children who have been neglected or abused and are in the care of the Jackson County Family Court.

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YMCA of Greater Kansas City – Cheers for Challenger

Guests enjoyed cocktails, delicious fare and live entertainment by the Country Duo at the 11th annual Cheers for Challenger event on August 31st at the offices of Teva Pharmaceuticals. Proceeds support YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger program that offers recreational and social activities for young people with special needs.

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Wayside Waifs – Strutt With Your Mutt

Nearly 1,500 dogs (and their companions) dodged the raindrops to raise a record $185,000 on September 17th. The event was the 27th annual Strutt With Your Mutt, which was held in the lovely Brookside neighborhood. The Fairfax Four performed. Proceeds benefit the homeless animals at Wayside Waifs.

The annual Waif Alumni photo featured the dogs and their loving human companions.

This Weimaraner and his human companion Strutted all morning.

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The Symphony Ball – Benefactors’ Party

The Symphony Ball Benefactors’ Party was held on September 6th at the beautiful home of Anita and Gary Robb. Guests enjoyed a delicious cocktail buffet and music from the Kansas City Symphony. The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “An Evening in Vienna,” was held on September 9th. Anne and Howard Elsberry were the Ball honorary chairmen, and Pam Bruce and Suzanne Shank served as Ball co-chairmen.

Bev and Dr.

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