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Kansas City Young Audiences

Splendid Party
Kansas City Young Audiences toasted the patrons of the upcoming Benefit Concert for Arts Education featuring Audra McDonald at the beautiful home of Lynne and Mark O’Connell on October 17th. Guests celebrated the presentation of the Trudy Award to Allan Gray for his outstanding work in the arts.

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The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri

A Century of Service
The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, celebrated 100 years of service in Our Town at its Celebrating a Century of Service Luncheon on September 20th. The event was held in the Grand Ballroom at Bartle Hall and Lisa Schubert Hickok, Rachel Sexton and Betsy Ballard served as the co-chairmen. Hoda Kotb, correspondent for Dateline NBC, co-host of the Today Show and best-selling author; was the featured speaker.

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St. Teresa’s Academy Auction

Shining Star
St. Teresa’s Academy Auction, “You’re a Shining Star,”  will swing into town on November 23rd. Alumnae and friends enjoyed recent events at the beautiful homes of Julie and John Strickland and Julie and Steve Zanone to gather gifts for the 2013 Auction. Lynn and Jay Reardon, Lena and Joe Runyan and Amy and Jim Sullivan are serving as the co-chairmen.

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CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties

Champions for Children

The Hops & Barley Ball, a benefit for CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties, was held on September 27th. Guests enjoyed a creative menu of comfort foods, the Dark Horse Distillery’s signature liquors, dancing, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will help train volunteers to advocate for the abused and neglected children served by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers.

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New Belgium Beer Tasting

Pawsitively Delicious 
On September 12th, both people and pets had a tail waggin’ good time at the New Belgium Beer Tasting at Rimann Liquors. Proceeds benefited Wayside Waifs, Our Town’s largest and most comprehensive no-kill pet adoption campus.
Also featured in the November 2nd issue of The Independent 

Cecil Lam, Michelle Kovacs, Dianne Siegel, Ellen Hanson posed with one of Wayside Waifs adoptable dogs, Lois.

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