Event Extras

Champagne Tea

2014 Lyric Opera Ball Auction
Jane and Dick Bruening opened their beautiful home recently for a Champagne Tea. Kansas City native and international opera star Joyce DiDonato was the featured guest. The event was offered as an item in the 2014 Lyric Opera Ball auction, where Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley and Ann Sundeen were the lucky bidders.

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Boots & Bow Ties

The Coterie Theatre 
The Coterie Theatre celebrated 35 wonderful years at Boots & Bow Ties on June 28th at Crown Center. Beth Ingram, Laurie and Chip Ingram and Jill Ingram Reynolds were the honorary co-chairmen, and Johyne Hamra served as chairman of the event that featured specialty cocktails, a delicious dinner and a country cabaret.
Also featured August 9th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  J.

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Man 2 Man with Eric Berry

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
May 22nd was the date for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s fourth annual Man 2 Man with Eric Berry at Arrowhead Stadium. More than 250 guests enjoyed in-depth interviews, cigars, drinks, dinner, locker room tours, and special guest Coach Andy Reid.

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CASA SuperHero 5K Run/Walk

Caped Crusaders
June 29th was the date for the CASA SuperHero 5K Run/Walk. More than 1,000 runners and walkers gathered at Park Place in Town Center Plaza for the event. Stacy and Mark Simmons were the honorary chairmen. 
Also featured in the August 9th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Tracie Lansing Photography 

Stacy and Mark Simmons, honorary chairmen; with their children, Collin and Leah

Jason Cole and Paula Tarwater

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The Center for Practical Bioethics

Annual Dinner
The Center for Practical Bioethics’ Annual Dinner, “Patients as Teachers,” was held on April 24th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Rosemary Flanigan and Dr. Andrea Chatburn served as the honorary co-chairmen of the 30th annual event. Peggy Battin was the featured speaker and Irv Hockaday and Dr. Richard Payne were guest speakers. Jan Kreamer and Steve Roling received the 2014 Vision to Action Award.

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