Event Extras

Literacy KC – 22nd Annual Spelling Bee & 30th Bee-Day Party

April 28th was the date for Literacy KC’s 22nd Annual Spelling Bee and 30th Bee-Day Party at UMKC’s Pierson Auditorium. Vanya Shivashankar, 2015 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee reigning co-champion; was the special guest. “Ultracrepidarian” was the winning word for a three-person team from Andrews McMeel.

Paul Rosenboom, board member; Spencer Becker, board member; and Amelia Rosenboom

Gillian Helm, Literacy KC; unveiled the new Literacy KC logo.

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Synergy Services – Kindest Kansas Citian

May 6th was the date for the 26th annual Kindest Kansas Citian, which took place at the View at Briarcliff. Joanna Glaze, Tyrone Flowers and Father Mike Roach were the honorary stars. Proceeds support Synergy Services’ Stop Violence program that provides anti-bullying education to thousands of Our Town’s students annually.

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