Event Extras

Suspenders & Stilettos

Stylish Soirée
Music from Lost Wax filled the Hobbs Building on December 3rd as guests filed through the doors in suspenders, sparkly dresses and high heels at Suspenders & Stilettos. After dining on hors d’oeuvres and sipping a white cranberry cosmo (or two), guests hit the dance floor. The event, hosted by The Young Advisory Board for The Children’s Place, kept everyone dancing and mingling well into the night.

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The Whole Person

Celebration Awards Luncheon
The Whole Person presented the Celebration Awards Luncheon on August 19th at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel. The Luncheon honored Jeff Stockham, Wallgreens; Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Jean Bailey Smith and Assurant Employee Benefits. The Whole Person’s mission is to assist people with disabilities to live independently. Debbie Palermo served as the chairman.

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Jewel Ball

Deb-A-Go-Go!
Dressed in 60s–style maxi dresses and tie dye, The Jewel Ball debutantes and their escorts had a groovy time at Studio Dan Meiners on June 5th. Guests at Deb-A-Go-Go enjoyed mingling and noshing on fabulous treats from Delish.  Hosts Caitlin Benson, Maggie Dunn, Caroline Farchmin, Maggie Ingram, Ericka Schubert, Sarah Sears, and Caroline Thompson and crew boogied to the music of KC Event Sounds, enjoyed hula hoops and had their fortunes told.

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Starkers

A Place at the Table
The Fourth Annual Benefit honoring the memory of Cliff Bath was held at Starkers Restaurant on June 2nd.  Cliff was the owner of Starkers for more than 30 years.  The event was a benefit for The Cliff Bath Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Restaurant Hospitality, which is administered through the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation.

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Heartstrings Community Foundation

Heartstrings in Bloom
The 10th anniversary Heartstrings in Bloom, a dinner, dance and auction, was held on April 30th at Indian Hills Country Club.  The evening featured a silent and Fund-A-Need auctions, the jazz stylings of the Jose Samoya Trio, a delicious dinner, a raffle, and a video chronicling the lives of three Heartstrings employees and their families.  The Key to Independence Awards were presented to Kuhn and Associates and to James Printing.

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