Event Extras

Giving the Basics – Madminton

September 24th was the date for Madminton, Our Town’s second annual badminton tournament. Guests enjoyed two-on-two tournament play, drinks, lawn games, a costume competition, and entertainment. Proceeds support the 65 shelters, pantries and 14 school districts that Giving the Basics serves.

Bob Hamilton posed with his son, Jon.

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Heritage Hike

Lucinda Rice-Petrie, member and past-president; led Kansas City Young Matrons’ Heritage Hike on September 26th. In honor of their Centennial year, this year’s route included the Hyde Park neighborhood and ended at the former home of KCYM founder, Carolyn Farwell Fuller. 

Members were able to see the Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain on their annual hike.

Members and their guests posed in front of the Pilgrim Chapel.

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Gala

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) hosted New York’s Ailey II in a weeklong residency from September 27th to October 1st. KCFAA’s Gala took place at the Folly Theater on September 30th and honored Bunni Copaken as this year’s Janet K. Miller Award recipient.

Ailey II dancers

Board Member and Founder Allan S.

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