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Celebration of Women Fashion Show

Food. Fun. Fashion.
Guests enjoyed a night of food, fun and fashion at the 2012 Celebration of Women Fashion Show on March 2nd. The event, which was held at Aldersgate Village in Topeka, featured entertainment from the Topeka Big Band Quintet and a delicious dinner prepared by Aldersgate Village’s chef Kode. Melissa Bruner served as the emcee, and Anita Wolgast was the honorary chairman.

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Benedictine College

An Evening of Note
Benedictine College held its 41st annual Scholarship Ball on February 25th at The Westin Crown Center Hotel. The evening featured a variety show student performance, a fabulous dinner, live auction, and dancing to the Michael Beers Band. The event honored Linda and Lawrence Kaminsky and Mary and Kevin McNicholas with the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict award. Jean and Bill Dunn were also honored.

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Lyric Opera Ball

Lyric Opera Auction
It will be a wonderful evening at the Lyric Opera Ball on April 20th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s theme is the “Wonderful Wizard of Opera.” Guests will enjoy dinner and dancing, and will have the chance to bid on some truly fabulous auction items including jewelry, art, trips, and even an airplane ride. Jeanne and Joe Brandmeyer are the honorary chairmen, and Dr. Michella Stiles is serving as the chairmen.

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The University of Kansas Hospital

Girls’ Night In
February 21st marked the seventh annual Girls’ Night In, and Portfolio Kitchen and Home in the historic Pershing Building was the perfect setting for a night of cooking and conversation. Guests, adorned in red, moved from kitchen to kitchen to watch four premier chefs from Our Town in action. Four community leaders served as “sous chefs” and competed in a fundraising battle. The evening’s winner, Frank Ross, Jr., earned the most votes and was crowned winner.

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36th Annual Steer Dinner

Raising a Legacy of Stars
Avila University held its 36th Annual Steer Dinner Raising a Legacy of Stars on February 18th at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. Guests enjoyed a “steer” steak dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. Susan and Kevin McGreevy were the honorary chairmen, and Sue and Joe Fahey were the chairmen. Keith King served as the master of ceremonies. Proceeds benefited the Avila University scholarship fund.

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