Event Extras

Purr Gamma Bark

Purrfect Pledges 
Purr Gamma Bark, a special sorority created for Wayside Waifs,  hosted an evening of fun at Carriage Club recently. Members enjoyed the Houndstooth & Purrls Pinning Ceremony and fabulous paw-tinies. One hundred percent of this year’s Purr Gamma Bark membership dues support Wayside Waifs unique and innovative Vet Preceptorship program.

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H&R Block Artspace

Kansas City Art Institute
September 26th was the date for the 15th anniversary celebration of the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City artist and musician Mark Southerland curated the celebratory event. Since the Artspace opened in the fall of 1999, the gallery has welcomed thousands of visitors, presented more than 100 exhibitions and public art projects and hosted numerous educational programs.

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A Toast for the Children

Building Foundations for Brighter Tomorrows
Crittenton Children’s Center held its 11th annual A Toast for the Children, “Building Foundations for Brighter Tomorrows” on October 9th at Starlight Theatre. Ellen Hockaday was honored for her extraordinary service and dedication to Crittenton. Proceeds from the event support mental health services and programs for area youth.

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BOTAR Let’s Party Like Gatsby

The Bee’s Knees
October 24th was the date for the BOTAR Let’s Party Like Gatsby bash at the Simpson House. BOTARs and their escorts enjoyed a wonderful evening of 1920’s fun. BOTARs Jordan LeMay, Paige Nelson and Morgan Weinrich served as the hosts.
Also featured in the November 29th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  David Riffel

Penelope Vrooman and Nicole Luby

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Celebration Evening

First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery

September 16th was the date for First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery’s fourth annual Celebration Evening, A Night of Recovery and Hope with Chris Herren at the College Basketball Experience. Lena Price and Tom Cohen served as event chairmen. The event began with a Sponsors’ Party and Reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and silent and live auctions. Former NBA guard Chris Herren was the keynote speaker.

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