Event Extras


Congratulations Bella & Glint!
Bella Cronin and Glint M. Merlo exchanged vows in a poolside ceremony on July 28th. Bella is the daughter of Dr. Hyland Elizabeth Cronin of Fairway and the granddaughter of Nora Cronin of Morgantown, West Virginia, and the late Mr. Harry Cronin. Her groom is the son of Rachel Hack and Matthew Merlo of Our Town, and the grandson of Elizabeth Miller of Kansas City, Mr. James Hack of Leawood, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Merlo of St. Louis.

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A Big Slick Weekend

Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics’ Big Slick Celebrity Weekend was a fabulous success. Kansas Citians enjoyed a Wiffle Ball game on July 19th at Kauffman Stadium, a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at Harrah’s Kansas City and the Big Slick Party and Auction at the Midland Theater on July 20th. Julie and Mark McKee, Gloria Rudd and Kathy and Dan Sudeikis served as the co-chairmen.

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Cheers for Challenger

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s seventh annual Cheers for Challenger wine tasting and auction was held on July 11th. Jenny Burkhead served as the chairman of the event which featured Trent Green and other local sports celebrities. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and an auction to benefit the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger program.

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Young Friends of Art Summer White Party

Under the Tuscan Sunset

“Under the Tuscan Sunset” was the theme of the Young Friends of Art Summer White Party. Kristina Carlson and Boyce Richardson were the co-chairmen. The event was held on July 12th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Guests sported white attire and enjoyed cocktails, delicious fare and entertainment by DJ Ashton Martin. 
Also featured in the August 24th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: J.

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Party with a Purpose

AIDS Walk Kansas City
June 12th was the date for the AIDS Walk Kansas City’s Party with a Purpose Patrons’ Party. The event was held in the amazing gardens of Marianne and Ralph Getchell. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a delicious repast and entertainment by the Village Gypsy Jazz Band. 
Also featured in the August 24th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Karen Ledford

Josh Strodtman, Shawn Mullane and Michael Lintecum

David Hughes, Jr.

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