Event Extras

Warriors’ Best Friend

Warriors’ Best Friend places service dogs adopted from shelters with veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The organization received a grant from the Home Depot Foundation to finish construction on the service dog training facility. The new space will allow Warriors’ Best Friend to shelter and train more service dogs who will then be placed with veterans in need of their support.

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Luncheon

December 13th was the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Luncheon. Susannah Sotos served as the host of the lovely gathering held at Carriage Club. Guild President Mark Sappington welcomed current members and their guests.

 Dan Sullivan, Jessica Roark and George Langworthy

Larry Burks, Kimberlee Ried and Bob Myers

Donna Davis, Karen Jordan, Kansas City Ballet; Mark Sappington, Guild president; and Dr.

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Ozanam – 33rd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala

Hundreds of guests gathered at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center on December 1st for Ozanam’s 33rd annual Hollywood Holiday Gala. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, a dinner, a silent auction, and an exciting live auction with Emcee Larry Moore, Auction Reader Bryan Tuta and the Nigro Brothers. Ellen and Peter Clune served as the chairmen. Proceeds support life-changing services for children and families at Ozanam.

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The Symphony League – Holiday Luncheon

The Symphony League Holiday Luncheon was held at The American Restaurant on December 14th. Eight new members were introduced, and Outgoing President Susan Ahn passed the gavel to Incoming President Deborah DeBusk. Proceeds from the 2016 Symphony Ball were presented to Frank Byrne, Kansas City Symphony. Meg McDermott and Amy Greif served as the co-chairmen.

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