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Kansas City Ballet

Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon
The 16th Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon was held on December 11th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  The festivities featured the Kansas City Youth Ballet performing excerpts from The Nutcracker, and holiday carols sung by the St. James Academy Honors Choir.  Guests enjoyed watching the magicians perform, taking photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy and shopping at the Nutcracker Market.

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Mission Valley Hunt

Mission Valley Hunt Ball
Mission Valley Hunt committee members are well underway planning for their Annual Hunt Ball on February 5th.  A Patrons’ Party will be held on February 4th at the lovely home of Kelly Cole and Charles Shrout, and will be co-hosted by Julie and Mike Honsinger.  Members will round up their horses and hounds for a country side hunt on the morning of February 5th at the Fin and Feather Clubhouse.

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Swirk Jewelry

One Hundred Sparkling Years
Third-generation Swirk Jewelry owners Tracy and Brian Swirk opened the doors of their Plaza store on December 10th to greet friends and customers and celebrate the business’ 100th anniversary.  Brian’s grandfather, Ben Swirk; opened a jewelry store downtown a century ago.  Ben’s son, Joe Swirk; moved the store to the Country Club Plaza in 1965, where it remains today.

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Ozanam

Hollywood Holiday Gala
Ozanam‘s 27th annual Hollywood Holiday Gala was held on December 2nd at The Westin Crown Center Hotel.  Guests enjoyed cocktails, silent and live auctions, a delicious dinner, and entertainment by the boys and girls at Ozanam.  Katherine Bontrager Houlehan and Joseph Houlehan served as chairmen.  Proceeds from the evening benefited scholarships and services for the boys and girls at Ozanam.

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Lyric Opera Circle

Holiday Luncheon
Members of the Lyric Opera Circle gathered for the Holiday Luncheon on December 1st at Webster House.  Everyone eagerly anticipates the Lyric Opera Ball, which will take place on April 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.

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