Event Extras

Making a Promise

CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties
April 3rd was the date for CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties’ Promise of Hope Luncheon at the Ritz Charles. Proceeds from the event will support CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties’ work as advocates for abused and neglected children under court protection and help provide more Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers.

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41st Annual Sports Awards Banquet

Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation
Clark Hunt, Matt Besler, Shannon Vreeland, Adam Dorrel, and the Shawnee Mission West Football Community were recognized for their commitment and achievement in Our Town’s sports at the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation’s 41st Annual Sports Awards Banquet. Denny Scott served as the chairman of the event that was held on April 11th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

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The Linda Hall Library

Connecting the World
The Linda Hall Library has launched a year-long Panama Canal Centennial Celebration. On April 8th, the Library celebrated the opening of The Land Divided, The World United: Building the Panama Canal exhibit. A working model of a canal lock, created in partnership with graduate students at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, was displayed as part of the opening on the north lawn of the Linda Hall Library.

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A Princely Evening

Roads of Arabia
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art was privileged to have His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman for the opening of the exhibit Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 23rd.

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Protecting Our Community

MOCSA
May 2nd was the date for The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA) Community Luncheon at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Keynote Speaker Erin Merryn, shared her story of triumph over years of sexual abuse as a child. Christy and Bill Gautreaux and Zulema and Terry Bassham were the honorary co-chairmen, and Karen Miyawaki and Carole Cobb served as the co-chairmen.

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