Event Extras

Annual Speakeasy Party

The Roaring 20s
The Kansas City Club’s Annual Speakeasy Party was held on August 18th. To celebrate all things 1920, the dress, music, automobiles, games, entertainment, and food and drink transported guests to a bygone era. This year marks the Club’s 130th anniversary, and members and their guests will celebrate on November 17th with cocktails, dinner and dancing.

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The Folds of Honor Kansas City Chapter

Freedom Isn’t Free
The first annual Freedom Isn’t Free Gala took place on September 22nd at LiveStrong Sporting Park hosted by The Folds of Honor Kansas City Chapter. Major Dan Rooney founded The Folds of Honor Foundation to help ensure that no family is left behind in pursuit of freedom. Kansas City formed the first local affiliate chapter in 2011 to provide educational scholarships to local families of wounded and fallen soldiers.

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Johnson County MOCSA

Fall Forum
The Overland Park Marriott was the site for MOCSA’s Fall Forum. Michele Manne Snyder and Vince Sabia were the co-chairmen. Guests watched a powerful segment from MOCSA’s educational video series, “Lockers: A Teen Relationship Series.” A panel of experts discussed sexual violence in Johnson County.

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Walk to Cure Diabetes & 5K

Team JDRF
More than 11,000 walkers and runners participated in the JDRF Kansas City Chapter’s 18th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes & 5K on October 6th at the Truman Sports Complex. Mike Kennedy of Q104 and the KCTV-5 morning crew kicked off the day rallying teams before the Walk & 5K. At the finish line, walkers enjoyed treats, live music by The Mikey Needleman Band and fun activities for kids.  Beth and Bobby Totsch served as the chairmen.

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Harriman-Jewell Series

Prelude Celebration
On September 24th, the Harriman-Jewell Series celebrated its 48th Season at Prelude. Guests gathered at Indian Hills Country Club and enjoyed a silent auction, elegant dinner and a performance by Itomar Zorman, violin winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. The Richard Harriman Prelude Arts Award was presented to Roswitha and Ken Schaffer. Linda and Dr. Tony Landers were the honorary chairmen, and Gretchen Jacobson served as the chairman.

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