Event Extras

Synergy Services – Kindest Kansas Citian Awards Banquet

The 27th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards Banquet was held on May 5th at The View at Briarcliff. The event featured entertainment and delicious refreshments, in addition to spotlighting those who do so much for Our Town.  Jamie Cummings and John Isenberg were proclaimed Honorary Stars. As in other years, students at area schools wrote essays nominating candidates (5,000 of them!). The 20 Kindest Kansas Citians, along with the students who nominated them, were honored at the gathering.

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Welcome House – Fourth Annual Breakfast

More than 800 supporters of the Welcome House attended the Fourth Annual Breakfast at the Overland Park Convention Center on May 11th. A coveted round of golf with longtime supporter Tom Watson led the auction offerings.

Rick Fleenor claimed a winning ticket.

Additional photos featured in the July 8, 2017 issue 
Photo Credit: J.

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The National World War I Museum and Memorial – Steel Beam Signing Ceremony

The National World War I Museum and Memorial held a Steel Beam Signing Ceremony on May 3rd to commemorate construction of the new Wylie Gallery. More than $5 million has been raised for a new gallery space as the result of the Museum’s ongoing “Call to Duty” Centennial Capital Campaign. The Jack F. and Glenna Y. Wylie Charitable Foundation provided the $1 million lead gift.


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Literacy KC – 23rd Annual Spelling Bee

April 28th was the date for Literacy KC’s 23rd annual Spelling Bee at UMKC’s Pierson Auditorium. Gillian Helm, Literacy KC; served as the chairman of the evening that featured an appearance by Vanya Shivashankar, 2015 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee co-champion; “Bee Stinger” cocktails, student testimonials and live and silent auctions. The event co-champions were the members of the teams representing EPR Properties and Euronet Worldwide.

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