Event Extras

Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee

Human Relations Dinner
The Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee (JCRB|AJC) Human Relations Dinner was held on November 21st at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  Donald J. Hall, Jr. was honored for his significant contributions of time, effort and expertise to improve the lives of people in Our Town and beyond.  For his efforts, he was presented with the 2010 Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award. T he evening’s featured speaker was Dr. Johnnetta B.

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The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

Membership Tea
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary recently held its annual Membership Tea at the lovely home of Madeline Wrobley.  Guests enjoyed refreshments and each other’s company. Gloria Findley-Grogger serves as president of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.

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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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