Event Extras

St. Teresa’s Academy

Lucky Stars
St. Teresa’s Academy’s Auction, “You Are A Shining Star,” was held on November 23rd. Lynn and Jay Reardon, Lena and Joe Runyan and Amy and Jim Sullivan were the co-chairmen, and Larry Moore and Mark Fitzpatrick served as the emcees. More than 500 guests enjoyed a delicious gourmet dinner from Garozzo’s Ristorante and silent and live auctions.

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World AIDS Day 2013

Helping Hands
The AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City recognized Worlds AIDS Day 2013 with several special events. On November 13th, patrons enjoyed a spirited evening at the beautiful home of Dan Nilsen. The Community Luncheon was held on November 25th and featured a panel of local HIV/AIDS experts and advocates, emceed by Phil Witt. On December 1st, the World AIDS Day Reception and the Millenial League’s annual Code Red Party were both held at Californos in Westport.

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Nutcracker Luncheon

Kansas City Ballet Guild
December 12th was the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Luncheon at The American Restaurant.  Guests enjoyed a festive afternoon, complete with sounds of the season as played on the piano, as well as a presentation by Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet.
Also featured in the February 8th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  Larry F.

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The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

Annual Membership Tea
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary celebrated the holiday season with its Annual Membership Tea on December 11th at the lovely home of Jackie Cunningham. Great fellowship, hors d’oeuvres and dessert were enjoyed by the auxiliary members and their guests. Major Sharon Smith greeted members and presented an update on this year’s Kettle Campaign.

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KVC Health Systems

Enhancing Lives
November 22nd was the date for KVC Health System’s The Gala at Pennway Place. Jan Frankenberg, Rupal Gor, Jessica Nelson, Courtney Siemens, and Marsha Voran served as the co-chairmen. Proceeds support medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education for children and families in Our Town.

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